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|What exactly is Frank speaking of here?
Written by Kytti
(4/20/2008 12:20 p.m.)
"Yes -- I have called there; passing the door, I thought it better. It was a right thing to do. I went in for three minutes, and was detained by Miss Bates's being absent. She was out; and I felt it impossible not to wait till she came in. She is a woman that one may, that one must laugh at; but that one would not wish to slight. It was better to pay my visit, then" --
He hesitated, got up, walked to a window.
"In short," said he, "perhaps, Miss Woodhouse -- I think you can hardly be quite without suspicion -- "
What suspicions is he speaking of--why he was able to find time to drop in on the Bates and wait until Miss Bates arrived? Is there anything inherently suspicious in that? What exactly does he mean to confess? Emma assumes he is trying to confess his feelings for her but the flow of this conversation seems odd for a young man struggling to pour out his feelings for his "love" standing before him.
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