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|Chapter 19 in general
Written by Tom P2
(3/15/2009 11:25 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What Henry is saying, penned by Adrian
I agree, and I like the way Catherine takes a little time to absorb the idea:
One of the great things about chapter 19 is how Henry puts most of his effort into cool-headed reasoning, but avoids giving a flat contradiction to Catherine's faith in Isabella's good-will. Only when that fails to comfort Catherine does he change tack, and offer the information that Frederick will be leaving soon. The really cute thing about the change of tack is that it comes immediately after "... one will never tease the other beyond what is known to be pleasant." He's taking his own advice, and not teasing/tormenting/instructing Catherine with too much cool-headed reasoning when it really doesn't seem to be helping.
The not-so-great things in ch19, IMO, are...
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