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Martine Pelletier

addicted to the most extravagant superstitions. A primeval people really’.37 Though he believes his widowed cousin ought to remarry, he has qualms about the suitability – both social and racial one surmises – of a possible union between Christopher and his housekeeper. Yet, his repulsion at what he construes as an inter-racial union and miscegenation is tempered by his admiration for Margaret’s physique: ‘Pity to see Kent vanish – if he does marry her. Bigger pity though if she were to be diluted. Wouldn’t it?’ (p. 34). Bringing to mind the mass emigration that resulted

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