I might add that the speaker is Lady Cumnor and the chapter is "Cynthia at
> From: "Marcia Karp" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 13:00:23 -0400
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> Subject: Re: Apollo's cat (OT)
> Another wandering cat part. But don't read if you are following the
> story, but haven't yet seen the fourth installment of Wives and
> Daughters on Masterpiece Theater.
> And Tom's tongue comes back in (so to speak) in the final phrase.
> "And, Clare, do you mean to say that you are not aware that your
> daughter has been engaged to Mr. Preston for some time---years, I
> believe,---and has at last chosen to break it off,---and has used the
> Gibson girl---I forget her name--- as a cat's-paw, and made both her and
> herself the town's talk---the butt for all the gossip of Hollingford?"
> [Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters, Volume II, Chapter XXI]
> It's Molly Gibson.