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|Anne recognized his name immediately
Written by Kim T
(10/10/2008 1:20 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ohhhhhh..., penned by Jace
"And who is Admiral Croft?" was Sir Walter's cold suspicious inquiry.
Mr. Shepherd answered for his being of a gentleman's family, and mentioned a place; and Anne, after the little pause which followed, added --
"He is rear admiral of the white. He was in the Trafalgar action, and has been in the East Indies since; he has been stationed there, I believe, several years."
I think it is interesting that the first 2 direct quotes by Anne are both about the navy. The first is a general appreciation of the navy and the second is this detailed description of Admiral Croft's career.
It is not until four paragraphs later that Mrs. Croft's brother is mentioned.
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