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Written by Emmeline
(2/15/2004 10:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Settlement on Lydia, penned by Katherine E
]Mr. Bennet believed that Wickham would be a fool for taking Lydia for less than 10,000 pounds. However, when I got to Mrs. Gardiner's letter, I found something that seemed to me (unless I'm totally wrong) to be a contradiction of that amount....I'm more inclined to go with Mr. Bennet's comment, since they seem to fit more of the reality of Mr. Wickham, yet Mrs. Gardiner would seem to know the particulars of the amount of money spent on Lydia. Does anyone know which account is true?
The Gardiner's account should be true. However, Mr Wickham would want more money than he needs to pay his debt. So Mr Bennet is not wrong in saying 'Wickham's a fool, if he takes her with a farthing less than ten thousand pounds.'[Volume III, Chapter vii]
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