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|GR chapter 2 - annuity discussion
Written by LaurieC
(8/10/2003 1:19 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: John Dashwood needs a SUTH, penned by Dagmar
[Fanny] "But then if Mrs. Dashwood should live fifteen years we shall be completely taken in."
[John] "Fifteen years! my dear Fanny; her life cannot be worth half that purchase."
[Fanny] "...people always live for ever when there is any annuity to be paid them..."
Isn't this the most appalling discussion (so why am I laughing?!). Can someone explain what John means when he says "her life cannot be worth half that purchase," as he is talking about a 40-ish woman? Is he just going with the flow of Fanny's conversation (I am assuming he can't really mean what I think he means)?
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