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Written by Tori Marie
(3/21/2004 4:50 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Suspicions, penned by Barbara
I agree with you about Mr. Parrish and his estate. I don't even trust Lizzy's interpretation of the estate's name, as it comes from so dubious a source. Mrs. Bennet says that it's a French name and Lizzy, with her rudimentary knowledge of the language, figures that it must mean "Joyful Hill", "Joyful Mountain" or something like that. (Perhaps she was influenced by the memory of exploring the mount with Mr. Darcy at the end of P&P!) ;-) Granted, Louisiana is loaded with French names, but assumptions are assumptions. ;-) For all we know, it could be a Native American name.
Also, I agree with you about the Parrish/Kendall break-up. The first thing I thought of was that it was a Wickham/Mary King kind of thing, where someone discovered that his intentions and character were less than honorable and intervened to stop it. That seems unlikely with Miss Kendall still in town. And with Caroline's fortune being half the sum of Miss Kendall's, it doesn't make sense that he'd choose the former if money were his only object. I have a couple of other ideas, but they are pretty far-fetched and I fear to broadcast them, lest I am correct. ;-)
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