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Written by Maisy
(4/9/2006 5:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, He's not very nice in other ways, penned by Tracy W
John Morland practically orders his mother to find lodgings nearby for James and him, yet he is certainly old enough to do this for himself, especially considering that his mother is a widow and he is now the "man of the family."
Contrast Thorpe's behavior here with how it is Henry who makes the lodging arrangements in Bath for his family, despite having both a father and an older brother who are quite capable of doing it: "When Henry had the pleasure of seeing you before, he was in Bath but for a couple of days. He came only to engage lodgings for us" (ch. 10).
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