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|The note(s) from Lyme
Written by Kathryn Ann
(10/23/2011 5:01 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch 13 - Wentworth's note, penned by AmyFlo
Like you, I was curious about the notes, as was Anne.
The first three or four days passed most quietly, with no circumstance to mark them excepting the receipt of a note or two from Lyme, which found their way to Anne, she could not tell how, and brought a rather improving account of Louisa. Ch. 13
The text gives no clue who wrote the notes, but I tend to think it was not Wentworth. I don't think Anne cannot tell who wrote the notes (likely candidates are Mrs. Musgrove, Henrietta, perhaps Charles) but the mystery to Anne is how the notes "found their way" to her. To me that makes it appear that the notes were not delivered by post, but "hand-delivered."
When Anne learns from her discussion of "the sad accident at Lyme" with Mrs. Croft that "Captain Wentworth had been in Kellynch yesterday (the first time since the accident), had brought Anne the last note, which she had not been able to trace the exact steps of..."
Perhaps Charles Musgrove or Charles Hayter had brought back the first note, or one of the Musgrove staff who might have traveled to Lyme and back. But I think that Anne knowing that Wentworth had carried the note to Kellynch and seen to it that she received it at the Lodge, and that he had asked after her in such specific terms, really must have given Anne pleasure.
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