Posted by Kathy F. on July 17, 1997 at 23:00:19:
In reply to Re: An Easy Distance posted by kathleen (elder) on July 17, 1997 at 19:43:08
] The characters in Emma who know of FC's (supposed) errand seem to think it's very silly. I interpret this to mean that most people would not make a 16-mile journey for such a trifling reason. But, Frank did get there and back in one day, and accomplish his errand as well. (Actually, he accomplished both his stated and his actual errands!)
Later in the book, after FC has moved with his aunt and uncle to a place 9 miles away, Mr. Weston remarks that FC could travel that distance in an hour. He is a young man with no baggage, so that would probably make the journey shorter; and Mr. Weston is invariably optimistic, so I would guess it would take him up to an hour and a half.
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