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|Mary is the baby of the family
Written by Margaret 7
(9/26/2005 10:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mary's "claim" on Anne's time, penned by Linda (Ann)
she was just a little girl when her mother died, and Anne, being the sweetheart that she is, has probably always been Mary's comfort. I can't imagine Elizabeth or Sir Walter soothing a crying child who has woken in the middle of the night, but I can imagine Anne doing this for Mary. And, just as children take their parents for granted, so Mary takes Anne for granted. This is her habit of long-standing: she has a right to Anne.
Elizabeth may have already been quite taken with herself before her mother's death, but AFTERWARDS? Oh my! At 16, to be the lady of greatest consequence in the neighborhood, excepting only Lady Russell? How big a head would that give one? While their mother's passing saw Elizabeth assume her ceremonial position, Anne assumed her mother's position as the heart of the family.
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