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Leslie S. Klinger

Wow! Three close friends who know each other so well that Morris happily tells Holmwood that he and Seward both tried to steal his girl!
I always wondered about "the Korea" and could find no reference to this construction anywhere. Sounds like a barbecue joint to me...

Elizabeth Miller

Re "the Korea":

The use of the preposition "at" suggests to me that it's some sort of locale, such as a club or a bar, rather than the country. Leatherdale notes that the addition of the definite article before "Korea" (the country) was a common practice. Even so, one would be more inclined to say "in" rather than "at" when referring to a country (eg. "in the United Kingdom").

Jim Berk

Wow! Three close friends who know each other so well that Morris happily tells Holmwood that he and Seward both tried to steal his girl!
I always wondered about "the Korea" and could find no reference to this construction anywhere. Sounds like a barbecue joint to me...

Posted by: Leslie S. Klinger


I've always taken it that Holmwood deliberatly invited his friends, all of marriageable age and financial stability, in order to test just how interested in him Lucy was.

This is, to my mind, an arranged marriage, and I suspect that Holmwood knew that.

Elizabeth Miller

An arranged marriage... Interesting. Then whom do you suppose Lucy would have chosen had she followed her heart?

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