Re: Breaking the Bad News

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Posted by Marcia on October 30, 1997 at 16:24:35:

In Reply to: Breaking the Bad News posted by Joy on October 30, 1997 at 16:05:04:

: I always liked the scene when Nathaniel tells Cora about her father...the way he leads her away from the others, puts his arms around her and whispers to her. My take on it is that he just told her that Munro was shot from his horse and died fast.

Hi, Joy! I love this moment, too! (Which moments DON'T I love??) And I agree with you that he would have spared her any unnecessary pain, which is why when she asks "Have you seen my father?" he replies only "From a distance" until he can take her aside and break it to her gently, and hold her to comfort her. BTW, I think Gretchen was just putting us on a bit when she gave her ghastly version! And a funny one it was, Gretchen!


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