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Written by Stephanie
(4/8/2013 11:17 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Either would make sense, penned by Tom P2
Before the line I mean, Anne is full of courage, because of seeing no sign that Mrs. Croft knows anything about her, and then Mrs. Croft mentions Anne knowing her brother -- who is now married. Anne SHOULD be dismayed, and take some time to regroup after such a shock. Then...
[Anne] was happy to feel, when Mrs. Croft's next words explained it to be Mr. Wentworth of whom she spoke, that she had said nothing which might not do for either brother.
I took this to mean that Anne said something vague, and unsatisfactory after the news: something like, "Oh? Is he?" or "No, I had not heard," without any of the polite follow-ups that information like that normally evokes.
Anne can then apply herself to the remarks one would be expected to make concerning an old neighbor. I think that underscores that she did NOT (not NOW) answer as she ought at first.
It is not a strong argument -- I certainly do not expect such loose evidence based on vibes and feel, to convince anyone. But I was wondering whether it seemed out of place to anyone else for it to be 'NOW' since it seems so to me.
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