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|In point of composition,[..]his letter does not seem defective...
Written by Stephanie
(4/21/2010 11:10 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Marys reaction to Charlotte's engagement, penned by Anne-Marie
It is possible that during his pompous nothings, and apologetic boasts, she made her approval known. A simple nod of understanding, or a spoken, "I have often thought that, as well," would be clear enough, without her having to be obviously set on him (the way she was in P&P2, for instance, when she preens whenever he is nearby, seeks his conversation, and hopes he will ask her for the first two dances at the Netherfield Ball!).
Of course, we do not see it in the text, so this is all conjecture, but I can imagine her attention being a sharp contrast to the younger girls' borderline rude reactions, and the elder ones' polite, but noncommittal answers.
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