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|The Crofts cast a reflection in Bath
Written by Tara O'Donnell
(10/17/2005 8:35 a.m.)
I,like Anne,find joy in the Crofts' visit to Bath-they are the sweetest couple in the whole story and their presence causes quite a few ripples in the Elliott pond. Sir W & Elizabeth are both on alert as to how to look good upon the Crofts' arrival:
"I suspect," said Sir Walter coolly, "that Admiral Croft will be best known in Bath as the renter of Kellynch Hall. Elizabeth, may we venture to present him and his wife in Laura Place?"
"Oh no! I think not. Situated as we are with Lady Dalrymple, cousins, we ought to be very careful not to embarrass her with acquaintance she might not approve. If we were not related it would not signify; but as cousins, she would feel scrupulous as to any proposal of ours. We had better leave the Crofts to find their own level. There are several odd-looking men walking about here, who, I am told, are sailors. The Crofts will associate with them!"
Such lovely hosts-more important is how they are seen rather than
It also strikes me that Anne has quite a long chat with him that is more attentive to her than any words she's exchanged with her father in the book,thus far.
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