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|Two gone, one back.
Written by Reeba
(9/16/2009 9:50 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Edward arrives at Barton Cottage -- is something wrong?, penned by kathleen (elder)
Edward is - cold and reserved, (according to Elinor) neither rapturous nor gay, and distinguished Elinor by no mark of affection (according to Marianne) who I think is correct in this instance though not entirely, because Edward wouldn't express himself this way anyway.
Elinor on the other hand feels mortified, half angry, vexed.
The Dashwood family sure is having problems with their men, who Mrs Dashwood had felt so lucky about, *in having two such wonderful sons in law.*
The paradox here is that while two men have gone away, one of them on horseback, one has come back on horseback, but not brought much happiness or hope with him. So why did he come at all?
But I don't think Elinor was incorrect in thinking that he liked her at Norland, because she still believes in it and regulated her behaviour on that in the past rather than on the present.
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