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Written by BarbaraB
(4/16/2010 9:29 p.m.)
"Not all that Mrs. Bennet, however, with the assistance of her five daughters, could ask on the subject was sufficient to draw from her husband any satisfactory description of Mr. Bingley. They attacked him in various ways -- with barefaced questions, ingenious suppositions, and distant surmises; but he eluded the skill of them all, and they were at last obliged to accept the second-hand intelligence of their neighbour, Lady Lucas."
The Bennet ladies are literally forced to get information about Bingley from Mrs. Lucas who has obviously obtained it from her husband. I know Mr. Bennet loves to tease and enjoys joking about but to never tell them? It seems a bit extreme. Despite my disapproval of him as a father, I have always felt there to be a likability in his person. I just wondered if this game of refusing to impart any information about the guy in town might be a bit over the top.
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