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Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

Created: 10/15/20

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Posted Oct. 15, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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Beads

Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

I was worried they would arrest her for some reason since they did take them from her mistress.


Posted Oct. 15, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
carolynd

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

Not so much. By that time the Franklin's were pretty much over their social experiment. Mrs. F was pretty clueless and I doubt she really knew the meaning of what she had. They were all trinkets to her.


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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

True, carolynd, but you never know....they were pretty cruel.

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Posted Oct. 16, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
christineb

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

I was not nervous- perhaps I was being too naive. I thought it was such a kind gesture from Mathinna and evidently made Ruby very happy.


Posted Oct. 16, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
ColoradoGirl

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

I guess I didn't think about that as they rightly belonged to Mathinna. Although I don't think British authorities would have sided with Mathinna if there were questions about ownership of the necklaces.


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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

That is what I was worried about, ColoradoGirl.

christineb - it was a very kind gesture, but I figured they would say she stole them from the house, and they definitely would have put her back in jail. Yikes.

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Posted Oct. 17, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
oraj

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

I was nervous. I could foresee Hazel being arrested for stealing the beads. A repeat of what happened to Evangeline.


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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

oraj - I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought that might happen.


Posted Oct. 18, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Gloria

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

Yes. I was also afraid she might be arrested.


Posted Oct. 18, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

Gloria...seeing what happened, my heart skipped a beat when they exchanged the beads.


Posted Oct. 19, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
MarieA

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

Yes, I was worried that Hazel would end up back in prison for stealing. Hazel herself was quick to say that she hadn't "stolen" the necklaces, for they never really belonged to the governor's wife since she had taken them from Mathinna.


Posted Oct. 24, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Patricia Marie

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

No, Mathinna was the owner and eager to share with Ruby. Mrs. Franklin was out of the picture.


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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

Patricia Marie...I figured she might still have the power to do that. :)

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Posted Oct. 27, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
juliep

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

No, I never even thought anything would happen. This was at the end of the book, if I remember right, so I was thinking that the Franklins’ “influence” was done, and she wasn’t worried about any repercussions.


Posted Nov. 08, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
dianaps

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

I was worried for Mathinna's safety but I was more in awe of her kindness to Ruby.


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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

dianaps....very true about her kindness....that definitely overshadowed the worry about the safety.

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Posted Nov. 12, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

Was concerned. Thought, oh,no, they are gong to say she stole them. |But then Mrs F had no care about Ruby by then I don't believe.


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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

joanw - I figured Mrs. F would reach as far as she was able. I'm glad she didn't.

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Posted Nov. 16, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
gerryp

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

I was nervous, she would get caught and be punished, however I was very pleased she had them, since they were hers.


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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

gerryp - yes...I was very happy she had them and very nervous she would be punished again.


Posted Nov. 22, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
rosemaryk

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the beads that weren't that comforting

I was always expecting something unfortunate to happen to so many of these exiled women. It was a relief that nothing terrible occurred, but nevertheless I was uneasy.

(This was not a book to read for comfort.)


Posted Nov. 22, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

rosemaryk - I agree...I was concerned about unfortunate things happening too.


Posted Nov. 24, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

Not really, but the beads were very important to Mathinna. Her mother had made them for her and they held a lasting memory of her to Mathinna. Maybe the beads were Mathinna's way of saying to Ruby that her birth mother loved her too.


Posted Nov. 24, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
meggieg

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

Not really, but the beads were very important to Mathinna. Her mother had made them for her and they held a lasting memory of her to Mathinna. Maybe the beads were Mathinna's way of saying to Ruby that her birth mother loved her too.


Posted Nov. 24, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
meggieg

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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

Not really, but the beads were very important to Mathinna. Her mother had made them for her and they held a lasting memory of her to Mathinna. Maybe the beads were Mathinna's way of saying to Ruby that her birth mother loved her too.


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RE: Was anyone else nervous when Mathinna gave Ruby the beads?

meggieg - thank you for your comments.


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