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Written by Stephanie
(10/14/2011 4:55 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Another obscure reference ..., penned by Glenn
I think Charles does explain, since we see Capt. Wentworth's expressions as Frederick listens to him in ch. 12. Certainly, Frederick has seen enough of Mary's interactions with the family, and knows Anne well enough, to realize where the fault lies in this instance, although he may lament it.
Frankly, I can not help being annoyed that either Charles did not do his best for Louisa by giving her the best available nurse, not just the one that could punish him the most if he displeased her; or that someone did not think to put it to Mary that Louisa was unconscious, and the real help would be needed back at Uppercross, with her parents and her sister so distraught and agonized -- any rationale that would have gotten Mary away.
Please note! Should I ever fall senseless, you all are under strict instructions to get me the best care possible, even if you have to annoy some jealous relative of mine, or lie to and cajole her into submitting! ;)
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