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Written by Moni
(5/8/2008 7:54 a.m.)
***"He had not left her long, by no means long enough for her to have the slightest inclination for thinking of anybody else, when a letter was brought her from Randalls, **a very thick letter**; she guessed what it must contain, and deprecated the necessity of reading it. She was now in perfect charity with Frank Churchill; she wanted no explanations, she wanted only to have her thoughts to herself -- and as for understanding any thing he wrote, she was sure she was incapable of it. It must be waded through, however. She opened the packet; it was too surely so; -- a note from Mrs. Weston to herself, ushered in the letter from Frank to Mrs. Weston: --"***
I don't know that Mr Weston would have minded, but is it a bit odd for FC to send such a thick letter to Randalls from Windsor, being that the receiver would pay more for it? Were there cases where perhaps a wealthier sender might pre-pay a post to someone? Or am I getting mixed up with distance costs versus weight? And if Emma was opening "a packet", as such, would this be the same as the letters usually sent, by way as I know it from L&T that the written on paper formed the envelope?
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