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Written by Graciela
(10/13/2011 1:47 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Not to disagree, ..., penned by gianni
several years; she says that "it had made scarcely any impression at the time", that is, at the time when Dick was at sea.
As to Mrs. Musgrove remembering Captain Wentworth's name, JA says that it must have been "one of those extraordinary bursts of mind" that sometimes happen, precisely because they were not interested on the names of captains. Maybe Mrs. Musgrove stored the information in her subconcious memory, without been aware of it consciously, and then recalled it when she heard the captain's name.
It is the narrator who says that those two letters were different to the rest that he wrote. Certainly his parents would have noted that ("Did Dick really write us and not ask for money? I'm astonished"); but they could not have known that it was "under the influence of his captain".
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