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|Long engagement gone wrong
Written by Robbin
(10/26/2008 9:11 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, That's an interesting angle!, penned by JanELT
He had been engaged to Captain Harville's sister, and was now mourning her loss. They had been a year or two waiting for fortune and promotion. Fortune came, his prize-money as lieutenant being great; promotion, too, came at last; but Fanny Harville did not live to know it. She had died the preceding summer, while he was at sea. Captain Wentworth believed it impossible for man to be more attached to woman than poor Benwick had been to Fanny Harville, or to be more deeply afflicted under the dreadful change. (Ch. 11)
Captain Benwick was engaged to Fanny Harville—a long engagement which did not end well as she died before he could return with his promotion and fortune to marry her. I think this is another take on how a long engagement could come to naught. (;D)
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