chapter 14's walk (longish quotes..)
Posted by Haley on January 05, 1998 at 12:27:17:
I just love this part in the story.. so many good lines ;) I have noticed a little part that I didn't before.. how Catherine agrees with him when she shouldn't... and just thought I'd laugh with you all on it ;) I wish they had put that little line in the movie just how it was written...
(forgive me for not sniping more.. but I can't bear it ;) I'll bold the text I'm refering too)
"The Mysteries of Udolpho,
when I had once begun it, I could not lay down again;
I remember finishing it in two days--my hair standing on end
the whole time."
"Yes," added Miss Tilney, "and I remember that you
undertook to read it aloud to me, and that when I was called
away for only five minutes to answer a note, instead of
waiting for me, you took the volume into the Hermitage Walk,
and I was obliged to stay till you had finished it."
"Thank you, Eleanor--a most honourable testimony.
You see, Miss Morland, the injustice of your suspicions.
Here was I, in my eagerness to get on, refusing to wait
only five minutes for my sister, breaking the promise
I had made of reading it aloud, and keeping her in
suspense at a most interesting part, by running away
with the volume, which, you are to observe, was her own,
particularly her own. I am proud when I reflect on it,
and I think it must establish me in your good opinion."
"I am very glad to hear it indeed, and now I shall
never be ashamed of liking Udolpho myself. But I really
thought before, young men despised novels amazingly."
I am sure I would have lol right there after hearing her reply!!
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