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|Willoughby's debts are no secret
Written by Barbara
(10/13/2012 6:21 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, know thyself, penned by Stephanie
Back in Ch. 14, just after Willoughby left Marianne, Elinor was speculating as to why they might not be able to announce an engagment or marry yet:
It seems that the fact Willoughby needed money was common knowledge back at Barton. If he was complaining of his own poverty, it's not shocking to me that Mrs. Jennings would feel no qualms whatsoever about passing on that gossip.
Yes, she does gossip a lot, and some of it must be taken with a large grain of salt, but not everything she says is off the mark, and I don't know that any of it is fabrication. She often strikes quite close to the truth.
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