Posted by Stolzi on January 17, 1998 at 20:51:32:
In response to The quick brown Henry jumps..., written by Valerie Mc. on January 17, 1998 at 18:39:18
You know, I've dropped enough bricks in my time -- If I had been Cathy, on my 70-mile trip home in disgrace, I would have been convinced that the General had somehow found out about my unworthy suspicions as to his murderous nature.
But she trusts that Henry has not told him, and would not "designedly... have betrayed her."
(NB - slightly contrary to your suggestion, Valerie, Cathy thinks, apparently with JA's concurrence, "Henry and her own heart only were privy to..." -- this leaves Eleanor out of the loop.)
I do like Eleanor dearly, and think she richly deserves to be a Viscountess -- and isn't it funny how JA "ties in" Eleanor's Viscount to the story, deliberately mocking, and at the same time fulfilling, narrative conventions?
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