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Written by Fanny Dashwood
(5/17/2013 9:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, How to keep out the riff-raff?, penned by Salazaar Slytherin
Dear Mr. Slytherin,
I am of the same predicament, alas! I seek desperately to keep out our half-blood relatives from Norland Park, which we have very lately into possession of. I have scolded my husband again and again, asked him over and over, what possible claim could the Miss Dashwoods, who were related to him only by half blood (which I consider as no relationship at all), have on his generosity? There is no knowing what such
As to your colleagues and any ensuing objections, this Mr. Gryffindor did not know what he was talking of, I dare say; ten to one but he was light-headed at the time. Indeed, to say the truth, I am convinced within myself that Mr. Gryffindor had no idea of your giving them any money or reception at all. The assistance he thought of, I dare say, was only such as might be reasonably expected of you; for instance, such as sending them presents of fish and game, and so forth, whenever they are in season. I'll lay my life that he meant nothing farther; indeed, it would be very strange and unreasonable if he did.
If you did do more in admitting and sheltering such, you have no thanks for it. They think themselves secure, you do no more than what is expected, and it raises no gratitude at all! If I were you, whatever I did should be done at my own discretion entirely. Craft yourself a Grecian Temple or Chamber of sorts in the grounds and mull the matter over.
Mrs. Fanny Dashwood.
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