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|Apparently Mary didn't overhear,
Written by Marieke
(10/13/2008 6:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Was Mary prone to exaggeration?, penned by JanELT
"Henrietta asked him what he thought of you, when they went away...". So the Miss Musgroves left the cottage, came back later and told Mary what CW had said.
"Frederick Wentworth had used such words, or something like them, but without an idea that they would be carried round to her. He had thought her wretchedly altered, and in the first moment of appeal, had spoken as he felt."
To me it seems Mary just wants to rub it in. She's trying to feel better herself by slighting Anne. That's why this bit confused me. So far I didn't see Mary as a mean person, but even her not knowing about the peculiar pain she's giving Anne I think it's a rotten thing to do, telling Anne what CW said. This changes my view on Mary.
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