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From: "Roy C. Lackey" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: PEACE: Smart
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 00:17:27 -0500

David DiGiacomo quoted and wrote:

>>(B) And then there's the question of Olivia's infidelities. How could
>>a boy, be aware that she was having sex with both Peacock and Macafee, and
>>Julius not be? When Weer wrote that "--when she was Mrs. Smart--repent
>>or four times a year of her casual connection with Professor Peacock and
>>occasional nights with Mr. Macafee", did he mean that he was present when
>>she confessed to Julius?
>This is saying that the repentance took place after her marriage, not the
>sex.  I don't see any evidence of infidelity in the passage.

Remember the infamous "leather-covered couch"? Weer wondered ". . .if Mr.
Macafee had ever been able to explain to himself why my aunt, who had been
impossible of access before her marriage, had become so easy after . . ."
(180) In fact, it was while crossing Main Street after one such tryst, from
Macafee's store to Dubarry's Bakery, that she was killed by Peacock.



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