Posted by Lorraine on June 03, 1997 at 11:18:10:
In reply to Emma3's chicken thieves posted by Kathy F. on June 03, 1997 at 01:26:35
] As to the chicken thieves, some people have wondered at it as an ending. My take on it is that he was trying to show that Emma and Mr. Knightley were not lying about the chicken thieves merely to get Mr. Woodhouse's approval to their marriage.
I think the chicken thieves was put in just as a touch of