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Written by Laraine
(5/7/2008 4:23 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Clues throughout the book (very long), penned by Mia I.
At least I think these qualify as clues the way that you are thinking about them:
- The whole scene blurting out about Mr. Perry's carriage, and Frank's trying to put Emma off the scent with the word "Dixon"
- In Chapter 29, Frank's "stupidity" when the Westons are contemplating having the ball at the crown: "Suppose I go and invite Miss Bates to join us? ... she is so amusing, so extremely amusing! I am very fond of hearing Miss Bates talk. And I need not bring the whole family, you know. ... [and Mr. Weston saids] She is a standing lesson of how to be happy. But fetch them both. Invite them both." "Both sir! Can the old lady? -- " "The old lady! No, the young lady, to be sure. I shall think you a great blockhead, Frank, if you bring the aunt without the niece." "Oh! I beg your pardon, sir. I did not immediately recollect. Undoubtedly if you wish it, I will endeavour to persuade them both." And away he ran." Can you spell disingenuous, Mr. Churchill?
- Jane saying to Emma in Chapter 30, "Oh! Miss Woodhouse, I hope nothing may happen to prevent the ball. What a disappointment it would be! I do look forward to it, I own, with very great pleasure" Which is followed by the ball's feared prevention, and "It was some days before she saw Jane Fairfax, to judge of her honest regret in this woeful change; but when they did meet, her composure was odious. She had been particularly unwell, however, suffering from headache to a degree, which made her aunt declare, that had the ball taken place, she did not think Jane could have attended it; and it was charity to impute some of her unbecoming indifference to the languor of ill-health." In the end, we know that Jane regained composure only after a great deal of suffering and pining for Frank.