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Written by Golda
(10/3/2004 1:47 p.m.)
What do you think of the interaction among the family in this chapter? I love that Old Jolyon goes to try to quiet the rumors and protect June (he's consistent in his role of protecting children), but it doesn't work. He probably made it worse. "Thank you, but I've no time for tea, and--scandal, and the rest of it! It's time I was at home."
After Old Jolyon leaves, "The six women and one man left behind in the little drawing room began talking as easily as might be after such an occurrence, for though each one of them knew for a fact that he or she never talked scandal, each on of them also knew that the other six did; all were therefore angry and at a loss."
They are all gossip mongers -- you could hear the "buzz buzz" circulating. I come from a large extended family, and I think that this chapter is fairly accurate.
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