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Written by Moni
(10/31/2008 12:13 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mrs Clay's future - a doubtful point., penned by Rachel G
I hope I have this right, at present the Crofts are leasing it. In the cancelled chapters there is a part where it's possible Anne and the Captain can take over the lease. Is it possible the Crofts have to relocate for some reason, and the Wentworths do live there? This would mean they pay their father to live there.
If so, where do Sir Walter and Elizabeth live? Do they stay forever in Bath? It is unlikely Sir Walter would marry Mrs Clay now, perhaps he meets someone else in Bath? Usually JA ties these ends up, and this case is a bit mysterious. It's like Anne quits them, and they just vanish as important from her life, and the novel.
If Anne and the Captain are living at Kellynch, and say Sir Walter passes away and doesn't remarry, Mr Elliot would inherit it, wouldn't he? If so, he wouldn't necessarily bring Mrs Clay there, but who knows? (In MP the Admiral takes his mistress into his house after his wife dies.) Would he marry again, and still retain her as mistress? Of course his first object would be to have a child, a boy.
This is also assuming Elizabeth never marries, but she could meet someone in Bath, who knows. If she married, she wouldn't automatically be in line for Kellynch either.
What interests me is Mary and Charles and her comment about making sure Captain Wentworth doesn't become a baronet. I wouldn't think it would be in question, that he would be a threat. If so, is this Mary carrying on the family thing about the Baronetcy? Is this just her showing the Elliot pride, like her father?
Lots of these things are open to thought. I don't think I understand it properly.
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