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Written by Reeba
(8/28/2005 10:03 a.m.)
That she is very much attracted to Tom Lefroy is clear.
I found it very endearing that most of the time she refers to him as 'my friend'.
I suspect that she was overwhelmed by the thought of his departure and made light of it by writing 'My tears flow....'
He jumps into her thoughts without a link it seems, like from cabbages to kings - from pink persian' and 'white gloves' to 'my friend'.
The girlish eagerness to have him described to Cassandra by Charles makes me feel sad.
I think she is showing a concern for his health by referring to his 'light coat' in her own way.
I wonder if any future letter is going to tell us if she suffered from this disappointment, or hid it well enough.
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