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Written by MarianneR
(3/21/2009 5:07 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Do we know why General T thinks this?, penned by JoAnn
We only know that Thorpe talked to the General at the theatre (ch.12):...she had observed with some surprise that John Thorpe...was engaged in conversation with General Tilney; and she felt something more than surprise when she thought she could perceive herself the object of their attention and discourse. What could they have to say of her?
After the show Thorpe tells her they talked about herself. Well, what could Thorpe actually add to the Generalīs knowledge of Catherine? I assume itīs the hints he makes to Catherine about the Allens during their curricle ride, that make us think he believes her to be the heiress of the Allens. And from that the step to boasting with his "knowledge" towards GT is not far.
I think they talked to each other during the next ball as well, but I havenīt perused the chapter again.
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