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vkhu
Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 9:52:53 AM
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Clifford and Connie sat in silence when she had gone. Neither would begin to speak. Connie was so glad that he wasn’t taking the pathetic line, she kept him up to as much haughtiness as possible. She just sat silent and looked down at her hands.

The line in bold doesn't seem very logical. How can Connie keep up Clifford's haughtiness if she literally does nothing, "just sat silent and looked down at her hands"?
FounDit
Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 12:20:00 PM

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vkhu wrote:
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Clifford and Connie sat in silence when she had gone. Neither would begin to speak. Connie was so glad that he wasn’t taking the pathetic line, she kept him up to as much haughtiness as possible. She just sat silent and looked down at her hands.

The line in bold doesn't seem very logical. How can Connie keep up Clifford's haughtiness if she literally does nothing, "just sat silent and looked down at her hands"?


I take it as her wanting to keep him acting haughty and silent. So she did not speak to him, but looked at her hands. Apparently, she really did not want to interact with him at all.


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
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