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|Oh--no one knows about it
Written by Barbara
(10/7/2005 3:20 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Don't you think..., penned by LaurenG
I don't think anyone at Uppercross knows about their engagement. Mary is not exactly the soul of discretion. If she had even an inkling about it, she could not have refrained from saying something. There really isn't any reason for any of the Musgroves to know, and it doesn't appear they do.
This passage, IMO, confirms that Mary knows nothing of the engagement:
"Captain Wentworth is not very gallant by you, Anne, though he was so attentive to me. Henrietta asked him what he thought of you, when they went away, and he said, "You were so altered he should not have known you again."
Mary had no feelings to make her respect her sister's in a common way, but she was perfectly unsuspicious of being inflicting any peculiar wound.
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