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Written by Michele S.
(3/28/2004 3:36 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, spearmint leaves?, penned by Tara O'Donnell
Yes, that made me wonder, too - especially considering he nearly stabbed himself with his own knife when Lizzy came upon him. Anyone can be startled, but the reaction is so much more violent when trying to hide ones actions. But then - from whom was he trying to hide his actions? (See my Subversive Theory below)
] Parrish did seem shocked but was he really?
Parrish seems a lot of things. *shrugs* For my part, I just cringed and kept saying "Don't do it! Don't do it!" (to no avail - they never listen, do they? ;-D) when Lizzy approached Parrish to tell him about Randolph. Lizzy is far too trusting of him.
Or....here's a Way Out There thought- perhaps Randolph really IS trying to "help" Caroline on the sly? Perhaps he knows what Parrish is up to (assuming Parrish is the guilty party, or involved at least) and has begun to pity Caroline? (Am giggling to myself as I ponder an ending where Caroline's marriage is annulled and she ends up, instead, with the poor American not-particularly-respectable archeologist who saved her life..... ;-D)
Accoring to the website linked below, Randolph wasn't lying - rubbing rue leaves on the forehead really WAS a folk remedy for headaches (an ineffective one, however). Furthermore - it was also considered (again, in folk medicine) an antidote to several poisons, which I find interesting.
Mind you, none of this seems to add up when considering Randolph's former enthusiasm for removing Caroline to Lousiana.
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