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|Chap 16: Mr Collins can keep up w/ Lydia?
Written by kathleen (elder)
(4/15/2013 5:51 p.m.)
In talking, that is. At the end of Chapter 16, during the carriage ride back to Longbourn (from the Philips's house):
neither Lydia nor Mr. Collins were once silent. Lydia talked incessantly of lottery tickets, of the fish she had lost and the fish she had won; Mr. Collins, in describing the civility of Mr. and Mrs. Philips, protesting that he did not in the least regard his losses at whist, enumerating all the dishes at supper, and repeatedly fearing that he crouded his cousins, had more to say than he could well manage before the carriage stopped at Longbourn House.
What an awful ride that must have been -- absolutely headache inducing, imo. Lottery tickets must be one of the few things that could keep Lydia from talking about officers. :-)
And what was the purpose of Mr Collins "repeatedly fearing that he crouded his cousins," unless he wanted to offer to ride w/ the driver or walk?? (It probably was crowded w/ six adults in the carriage, and one of those "a tall, heavy-looking young man," however.)
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