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|The first gem - a diamond!! :)
Written by Reeba
(9/16/2006 11:30 a.m.)
The following passage in CH 1 is so colourful; like a rainbow, refracted by a cut diamond.
- JD; "...he meditated within himself to increase the fortunes of his sisters by the present of a thousand pounds a-piece.-" Violet.
- JD; "It was my father's last request to me," Indigo
- JD; "Something must be done for them whenever they leave Norland..."Blue
-JD; "Perhaps, then, it would be better for all parties if the sum were diminished one half."green
-JD; "I think I may afford to give them five hundred pounds a-piece."
-JD; "..for their mother while she lives [..]A hundred a year would make them all perfectly comfortable."orange
-JD; "It is certainly an unpleasant thing," [..] "to have those kind of yearly drains on one's income.[..]A present of fifty pounds, now and then,red
This last is *what Fanny really wants* - and gets her husband to agree to. She is therefore in a good position at the end of the conversation while John started well, and ends badly.
This extremely picturesque and colourful passage conveys the character of Fanny and John without having to really describe them.
It's a masterpiece IMO!!!
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