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Written by Tracy W
(10/3/2005 10:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, That's the puzzling thing, penned by Jenny Allan
Which is sometimes worth avoiding. I find having someone who I see regularly upset at me to be a drain on my resources and a cost even if they have no real power over me (not that it isn't sometimes worthwhile upsetting people, just that it's a cost).
Also I think that Henrietta was feeling very self-conscious about the trip and wanted to avoid any questioning. The ideal of courtship in those days appears to have been that no one noticed you doing it.
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