To catch Catherine
Posted by Constanza on January 06, 1998 at 13:05:04:
In response to Conspiracy or "the work of an instant"?, written by Kathlyn on January 05, 1998 at 22:43:05
] Even though I believe that the pair were scheming together while at Bath, I don't think that John had formed any plans before he met Catherine.
IMO Thorpe decided that Catherine was worth his while when he met the Allens, and set out to court her after he ascertained that she was a would-be heiress; his assumptions must have derived from the following conversation:
"Old Allen is as rich as a Jew--is not he?"
"Oh! Mr. Allen, you mean. Yes, I believe, he is very rich."
"And no children at all?"
"A famous thing for his next heirs. He is your godfather, is not he?"
"My godfather! No."
"But you are always very much with them
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