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Written by Ann2
(1/17/2004 6:35 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A question of etiquette, penned by Jo Y
I have wondered at this too, and decided as you do that it is Mr Bennet's decision to keep his girls away during this first visit. Even if he would not mind to have Mr Bingley meet Jane and Elizabeth, he may have been happy to forego the foolery of his silly triad. I can only guess that Mrs Bennet was from home when Mr Bingley called or she would surely have found a way to introduce her daughters.
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