Posted by Mark on December 12, 1997 at 10:57:08:
In response to Maybe, written by Linda on December 11, 1997 at 10:19:05
] ] How did Maria Lucas know it was Mrs. Jenkinson in the carriage and not Lady Catherine? Where did she come by this information when Lizzy wasn't present?
Yes, I have envisioned such a scene myself. But Maria is shocked that Elizabeth thought it was Lady C. If Maria had not known herself until just ten seconds earlier, then I fail to see the justification for being shocked.
`La! my dear,'' said Maria quite shocked at the mistake, ``it is not Lady Catherine. The old lady is Mrs. Jenkinson, who lives with them. The other is Miss De Bourgh. Only look at her. She is quite a little creature. Who would have thought she could be so thin and small!''
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