Mr. Allen blocks while Henry intercepts...
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Posted by Greg on January 24, 1998 at 16:41:19:
In response to What if?, written by Carolyn B on January 24, 1998 at 07:56:22
...What if John Thorpe had managed to tender a comprehensible proposal of marriage to Catherine? (A long shot I know, and what would he have said?!)
] Would she have accepted him or would she have the guts enough to refuse him? She had already figured out he was not as pleasant as her brother and Isabella seemed to think, but would she have been advanced enough in her growing independence of mind to have refused him in an equally comprehensible manner?
and Henry goes for the touchdown. Sorry, but it IS Super Bowl weekend. If Cathy had acquiesced to John Thorpe's "pass", she would have had to report it to Mr. Allen, whom we know is unimpressed by Thorpe. And I'm sure Mrs. Allen would have fretted over Cathy getting her gown dirty in Thorpe's 1798 version of a Porsche Boxster; Mr. Allen would have called a time-out. Right back after this word from our sponsor...Meanwhile, Eleanor and Henry would have scrambled to dissuade their new, but dear friend. I think the turnover would have gone to Henry(no jokes about scoring, please), thus saving our heroine from a fate worse than death(or having to sit through the Super Commercial Bowl), and preserving Austen's tradition of happy endings. Miller(or is that Budweiser) time!
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