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|I say again, I wish I had an Aunt and Uncle Gardiner!
Written by Cathy Allen
(6/11/2007 1:47 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Waiting for letters, penned by Cheryl
I was struck, again, by Uncle Gardiner's goodness. "When he was gone, they were certain at least of receiving constant information of what was going on..." He was so dependable and kind -- what a great uncle! I think his letter might be the most important, and informative of this chapter.
As an aside, two other things struck me at the beginning of chapter 48: how difficult to live at that time without phones, and how difficult to live with the threat of having your husband/father die in a duel! It makes Mrs. Bennet's hysteria a bit more reasonable (not much, but a bit!) and it points up how very LONG ago the early 1800's were!
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