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|GR: Fussing sportsman
Written by Vianne
(8/11/2003 10:35 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR ch 7 - the Middleton family, penned by LaurieC
] (snip) I can picture Sir John roaming the land during the off-season "hunting" for social activities! I wonder how he handled any lengthy stretches of inactivity. By the number of apologies and excuses he gives to the Dashwoods for failing to assemble a large party to greet them, I wonder if he enjoys fussing over such things?
Could be; if he's an absolutely restless fidget, he might pounce at a chance to arrange social events in the off-season. OTOH, I can imagine him really not interested in making such arrangements - being interested only in hunting - and that this profusion of apologies is a cover for the fact that he didn't bother to try arranging anything?
] (snip) Does this mean he likes being the alpha-sportsman (for lack of better term) in the neighborhood and so avoids having another sportsman in close competition?
I like it! Perhaps he's a lousy shot (couldn't hit a barn door), so he doesn't want any competition that might make him look bad. Or he's just reluctant to part with a few of his pheasants, &c. ;o)
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