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Written by Rachel G
(10/1/2010 12:47 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Noisy abuse?, penned by Mia I.
"...though Mrs. Norris could fidget about the room, and disturb everybody in quest of two needlefuls of thread or a second–hand shirt button, in the midst of her nephew’s account of a shipwreck or an engagement, everybody else was attentive.
From the same paragraph but on a different tack, did anyone notice the irony in Lady Bertram's reaction to William's tales:-
"...even Lady Bertram could not hear of such horrors unmoved, or without sometimes lifting her eyes from her work to say, “Dear me! how disagreeable! I wonder anybody can ever go to sea".
That's pretty rich, coming from a woman who's husband has just sailed to Antigua and back but scarcely noticed his absence, despite Mrs Norris' prognostications of tragedy! LOL!
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