Oh, I see...
Posted by gianine on December 16, 1997 at 19:41:10:
In response to Actually..., written by Barbara on December 15, 1997 at 23:26:20
] Actually, Edward loses his inheritance when his mother finds out he is engaged to Lucy, and he, being the honorable man he is, refuses to break his engagement with her. His mother takes his inheritance away and irrevocably settles it on Robert. Edward will have to make do with the living in the parsonage at Delaford which Colonel Brandon so graciously gives him. But Lucy then "transfers" her affections to brother Robert, so she ends up with the money that her future mother-in-law tried to get away from her!
Oh I see, I tried to reread some of the passages this morning to figure it out. So The fact that the inheritance is irrevocably transfer, some sort of legal thing. So that
she can't take it away.
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