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|Chalk up another believer here!
Written by Line
(3/26/2009 10:17 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, When Eleanor says they have another engagement, penned by JoAnn
I believed the story about the immediate visit, because in ch.28, Eleanor asks Catherine to please "Direct [your letter] to me at Lord Longtown’s, and, I must ask it, under cover to Alice." Catherine knows that her friend truly wants news of her safe arrival ASAP, so why would she ask for a letter to be sent to a place where she was not, not to mention the embarrassment of asking for it to be sent to her maid? Also, I think the General really *would* visit his friend as announced, to persuade the neighbours that everything was all right and stop them from finding out about his miscalculations about Catherine's finances. We should remember that people cared much more about "keeping up appearances" in those days than IMO we do now.
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