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|On the same note
Written by Jean B
(10/10/2011 12:45 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Austen's prose, penned by Cheryl
I was struck by the "action" of the first paragraphs of this weeks chapters:
"A very few days more, and Captain Wentworth was known to be at Kellynch, and Mr. Musgrove had called on him, and come back warm in his praise, and he was engaged with the Crofts to dine at Uppercross by the end of another week. It had been a great disappointment to Mr. Musgrove to find that no earlier day could be fixed, so impatient was he to shew his gratitude, by seeing Captain Wentworth under his own roof, and welcoming him to all that was strongest and best in his cellars. But a week must pass; only a week, in Anne's reckoning, and then, she supposed, they must meet; and soon she began to wish that she could feel secure even for a week.
For the first time, I was almost breathless by the end of the paragraph. It is almost as if JA wrote it as a bridge between the quiet life of Uppercross and the arrival of a Man of action, Captain Wentworth, to bring the staid life some needed umph (for lack of a better word).
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