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Written by Julianne E.
(9/16/2006 9:33 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Partly his wife's fault?, penned by Kim E
...it seems likely he values Fanny's decisiveness because he doesn't possess that quality himself. IMO she convinced him of what he really wanted to do all along -- not give up any of the money. She gives him several reasons to think that he's doing the right thing ("But you have such a generous spirit!"), thus letting him off the hook. Now he can do what he wanted to do and also feel no guilt for it.
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