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Written by Nikki N
(9/14/2013 11:38 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Frank Churchill- A surplus of parents?, penned by Julia Mac
But Frank only had to be really dutiful to his adoptive parents, his uncle and aunt, because he was his uncle's heir and his uncle could disinherit him at any time if he displeased the Churchills. Frank was not his father's heir, and he had never even visited his father at Highbury, although they had met about once a year in town, when Frank visited London with his uncle and aunt, and his father was always hoping that Frank would visit Highbury. When his father remarried, everyone thought it proper that Frank should at last visit his father in Highbury. When Frank became secretly engaged to Jane Fairfax, it was his uncle's consent that he was so anxious about, and that was financially necessary. His father's consent was irrelevant -- that was why when Jane got fed up and broke off with him, he finally had the courage to put "all at stake" and confess to his uncle, was very lucky that his uncle was much easier to persuade than he had thought, rushed to be reconciled with Jane, and only dropped by his father's to inform him of the engagement -- not to ask for his consent.
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