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Written by Kathleen Glancy
(9/6/2013 3:47 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, One way I've seen it explained, penned by Erica M.
and repayment of student loans does not kick in until after graduation and employment in the UK, her debts could not be much of a factor in the Dashwood women's current financial troubles - more of a worry for the future. I'm not sure which of them you think could have been maxing out the credit cards, as Margaret is too young to have one, and Mrs Dashwood and Marianne are imprudent but too honest to incur debts they cannot repay. Elinor might have been assured that her father would help with the student loans, by saving from Norland's income - ?from visitor income - before his unexpected demise, but in the present day nobody would expect her half-brother, especially if saddled with inheritance tax, to do it.
THe Lucy situation you outline is an interesting possibility, but there are others - in the present day she could be claiming a pregnancy.
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