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 Weer, >>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 three >>or four times a year of her casual connection with Professor Peacock and her >>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. -Roy --