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|Ch.30: Subtle clues described in doubtful language
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(4/24/2013 9:01 p.m.)
In ch.30, we are told that "(Elizabeth) wished to see whether (Darcy) would betray any consciousness of what had passed between the Bingleys and Jane, and she thought he looked a little confused as he answered that he had never been so fortunate as to meet Miss (Jane) Bennet (in London)."
Another example where the clue is so subtle that JA even *described* it in doubtful language. Remember ch.10, where "Mr. Darcy smiled; but Elizabeth thought she could perceive that he was rather offended, and therefore checked her laugh."?
IMHO, in both cases JA meant her audience to realize that Elizabeth came to the correct conclusion; it's just that the clues were very subtle both times.
(BTW, I apologize for almost disappearing from the GR board - this week has gotten away from me!)
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