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|There is another "look" in that chapter
Written by Jenny Allan
(10/26/2005 9:33 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, the look, penned by Emmeline
Yes, dear ma'am," said Mrs. Croft, "or an uncertain engagement, an engagement which may be long. To begin without knowing that at such a time there will be the means of marrying, I hold to be very unsafe and unwise, and what I think all parents should prevent as far as they can."
Anne found an unexpected interest here. She felt its application to herself, felt it in a nervous thrill all over her; and at the same moment that her eyes instinctively glanced towards the distant table, Captain Wentworth's pen ceased to move, his head was raised, pausing, listening, and he turned round the next instant to give a look, one quick, conscious look at her.
I've always thought that this was the moment that decided to start writing a second letter to Anne. It is shortly after that that she begins her fateful conversation with Harville.
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