Posted by Claire on July 23, 1997 at 19:57:52:
In reply to Re: On Reginald Vernon posted by JacqueJ on July 23, 1997 at 15:21:50
] ] I think Reginald was 'drawn in' by what I understand to be her considerable appeal: charm, beauty and ability to put herself forward in such a formidable manner -- brazen, really, but with such grace as to be totally deceptive. I think he was informed and had braced himself against this bewitching lady. In spite of that he was bedeviled by her.
] I think you are right, at least from what we have seen through Catherine Vernon's point of view. (As of letter 9 we haven't heard again from RV). But do you think from his letter that he was disposed to be attracted to her? Or just curious to see a fellow-flirt in action?
I think he was curious to be in the company of a fellow flirt. He seemed geniunely pleased with the prospect of witnessing her coquettishness, and also being able to detect and treat it as such. Seemed a bit like a game of wits. I think he was really looking forward to it, but only as a lark.
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