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Written by MandyN
(4/18/2006 5:23 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, John Thorpe's 'Proposal', penned by Pennie
I think it's typical of the Thorpes. I think John is so simple-minded he's just presuming or hoping she will go along with the idea of marriage.
Throughout her Bath visit, they never listen to Catherine do they ? John asks if he can call and see her family, she politely says yes-well, John will be as family ! Then to discover from Isabella, John considered this as 'favourable' encouragement to his proposal.
I'm unsure if he delieberately kept his wording vague. Even stupid people can be cunning.
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