A couple of possible answers
Posted by Tamee on June 12, 1998 at 10:24:46:
In response to Agricultural depression and other silly questions, written by Constanza on June 12, 1998 at 09:30:17
] 2) "If I were...I would hang from her lips". Why should Miss Prism "glare"? Is there any other meaning that is escaping me, or is it because she is taking it literally?
I think it is because she partially takes it literally, and possibly believes Dr. Chasuble is being too forward with her.
] 3) "Young girls are green" (or something like that). Again, why should Dr. Chausable "start"?
I think he took this literally.
] 4) "The manuscript was abandoned". What does Cecily think she means?
Now this one I am pretty sure of. Since it was common to use the term "abandoned" to describe wanton or lascivious behavior, Cecily thinks that the book was a racy or prurient one.
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