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Written by Barb JA
(10/16/2010 8:34 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Us vs. Them, penned by Ramya
I agree with Rachel G, that Mary was worried that Edmund hadn't come yet, and I imagine it to be the primary purpose of the letter, though I'm sure she enjoyed sharing with Fanny Maria's discomfort.
In ch.38 Mary revealed "You all give me a feeling of being able to trust and confide in you, which in common intercourse one knows nothing of. ... And when I have done with her I must go to her sister, Lady Stornaway, because she was rather my most particular friend of the two, but I have not cared much for her these three years.”
I do pity her that she had never met before with the kinds of friends she can trust. But if she would like it in others, she should first be able to be that friend to others. I admit she makes me laugh with rents and rants, but as a real friend, no thanks! She is the type of person I would avoid.
I agree that as you say she plays for both teams without caring too much for either. She doesn't really worry about Henry because she doesn't see him in danger of being hurt.
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