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Written by Stephanie
(4/22/2010 9:48 p.m.)
During Mrs. Bennett's plan for Jane to go on horseback to Netherfield, I can read the discussion two ways. In the end it is all cleared up, but I still would like a certain answer, if anyone knows. Jane says she would rather take the coach, and Mrs. Bennett asks if the horses are not wanted in the farm. Mr. Bennett replies:
"They are wanted in the farm much oftener than I can get them."
Is this, "than I can get them FROM the farm," or "than I can get them FOR the farm?"
"But if you have got them to-day," said Elizabeth, "my mother's purpose will be answered."
Is this, "if the farm has them today, my mother's plan must occur," or "if we can use them today, we can ignore my mother's plan?"
The next paragraph explains that Jane can NOT use the horses for the carriage, so it does not really matter which way this goes. But if anyone does know, I would appreciate knowing, too!
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