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|Well said ! This may provide a clue to the scene.
Written by Marie C
(5/27/2007 2:45 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Fortune to make the expence unimportant, penned by Ann2
Yes, it would very well seem that Elizabeth's words were heard by Darcy as an innuendo conveying the idea that there was at least the beginning of an understanding between them. Certain as he was of the very great honour he was doing her, he thought she was expecting, encouraging his attentions. Therefore, he interpreted what she said in this light. This may account for the chair business, which always surprised me, coming from such a reserved character, certainly attentive to decorum (although not as much as his aunt!)
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