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|A final smack! for Lucy
Written by Mary Anne
(10/27/2006 8:39 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Steele Sisters (Chapter 42 to 50), penned by Robbin
"That Lucy had certainly meant to deceive, to go off with a flourish of malice against him in her message by Thomas was perfectly clear to Elinor; and Edward himself now thoroughly enlightened on her character, had no scruple in believing her capable of the utmost meanness of wanton ill-nature."
I've always wanted to let Lucy have one upside the head for that. First, Lucy couldn't resist sending the news that she is now Mrs. Ferrars, knowing that Elinor will believe she's Mrs. Edward (not Robert) Ferrars. Though the truth will come out soon enough, it causes Elinor pain, as Lucy doubtless intended it should. And that smarmy letter to Edward . . . *shiver of disgust*
It's ironic that Edward has proven his worthiness to marry Elinor because he had done the honourable thing and stood by Lucy---up until she dumps him for his brother. No sympathy for Lucy. None.
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