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|Mrs Gardiner believes Darcy did it for Elizabeth
Written by Tracy W
(6/17/2007 7:09 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Hints? She was pretty forthright about, penned by Kris L
He called it, therefore, his duty to step forward, and endeavour to remedy an evil which had been brought on by himself. If he had another motive, I am sure it would never disgrace him. (chpt 52 - emphasis in original). Mrs Gardiner may have wondered if Darcy would go to so much effort merely because he felt it his moral duty, and believed that a stronger motive was required.
So Mrs Gardiner thinks there is more between Elizabeth and Darcy than there is. And quite possibly, if there hadn't been the barrier of that first proposal (which the Gardiners don't know about), then there would be. Elizabeth and Darcy might have spoken in a different manner in chapter 46 had they had a different history.
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