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Whether it was that the children were fickle, or that they had acute senses, and felt that Anna was quite different that day from what she had been when they had taken such a fancy to her, that she was not now interested in them,--but they had abruptly dropped their play with their aunt, and their love for her, and were quite indifferent that she was going away.
She was not going through any acute mental process or reasoning with herself, nor was she striving to explain to her satisfaction the motive of her action.
Elton should not be really in love with her, or so particularly amiable as to make it shocking to disappoint himthat Harriet's nature should not be of that superior sort in which the feelings are most acute and retentive and that there could be no necessity for any body's knowing what had passed except the three principals, and especially for her father's being given a moment's uneasiness about it.