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Written by Line
(10/3/2005 7:44 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Common source of fun?, penned by Louise H
I never thought of that, but I remember that more than once in Agatha Christie's mysteries, she mentioned it as a known fact that tough old career soldiers (who had presumably been in many difficult and dangerous situations in far-flung corners of the empire) would be the first to fall for get-rich-quick investment schemes like gold mines in Siberia, which would seem very suspicious to most people. Perhaps there *was* a common stereotype of the absent-minded or naive-on-land sailor!
As far as Captain Wentworth falling apart so easily, I remember a Pemberlean commenting that both her father and her brother were either fire fighters or ambulance technicians (I can't remember which), so therefore used to facing life-or-death situations on a regular basis, but both of them completely fell apart when a family member was injured. I think Captain Wentworth's reaction is something along the same lines.
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