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Written by Kathleen Glancy
(4/17/2013 1:56 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Bingley and Eliz, penned by bridget d
the manner in which Wickham's story was told, and in particular the way he claims he cannot expose Darcy's alleged villainy while he remembers his father, while in the very act of doing just that, should have put Elizabeth on the alert. Even supposing Wickham's story to be true, his willingness to tell it to a complete stranger and his narrative including a clear lie (he might as well have said "Till I can forget his father, I can never defy or expose him, though in fact as I am exposing him to you right now I must have somehow forgotten his father") should have put Elizabeth on the alert. It did put me on the alert, and I was only 15 the first time I read it.
It's ironic that Elizabeth dismisses Bingley's testimony as being biased as he has only heard Darcy's side while completely forgetting that she has only heard Wickham's, and that Bingley has known Darcy much longer than she has known Wickham. Miss Pot, please cease from pointing out Mr Kettle's sooty condition.
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