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|"...I had not been weak."
Written by Cheryl
(10/20/2005 1:02 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "She would not have been obstinate if ...", penned by Louise H
"In all their walks he had had to jump her from the stiles"
He had done nothing to curtail this little habit of hers, but even encouraged it by his praise of her stubborness. Later in the same chapter as he, Anne and Henrietta are driving home he says
"Oh God! that I had not given way to her at the fatal moment! Had I done as I ought!"
I think this is what he sees as his "weakness" - that he had encouraged her somewhat reckless behavior, and that he could have prevented it if he had forcefully put an end to her habit - and her obstinance - before they got to Lyme. Or even been more adamant in his objections to her being jumped down the stairs on the Cobb.
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