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Date: Jun 17 5:32 AM, 2017
Essie Carne and Ben Carter - only for those who have read all the books
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Dark Mare wrote:

Maybe, like her aunt, she appreciated being rescued from a dangerous situation by a mysterious man with a scar on his cheek. (Oh wait, Ben's beard hid his scar.)  Heck, there was even a dog in the picture.


We are forgetting something. Demelza is an incurable matchmaker, but a few previous disasters (Drake and Rosina and Sam and Emma) likely taught her to be more discreet about it. Especially after Sam, with no prompting from her, ended up marrying Rosina, which accomplished Demelza's real goal: getting Rosina as a sister-in-law. With six brothers at her disposal -- OK, one or two were married by then -- she likely figured one of her brothers had to be right for Rosina.

Anyway, let's not forget Demelza's long talk with Ben about his feelings for Clowance several years earlier so she had a pretty good idea why Ben was still single. And if anyone would notice similarities between cousins Clowance and Esther, it would be Clowance's mother. Also, Demelza set Esther up with her job at Trenwith, bringing her into their community. No, I do not think she set loose the dog to attack Esther! bringing Ben to the rescue. Rather, I suspect she just expected Esther and Ben to cross paths sooner or later and was hoping nature would take its course. And it did. Even if nothing happened, Esther would be in a better position at Trenwith than she was at Tehidy so this potential match was a no-lose situation. And if something did happen, Clowance could be again comfortable around Ben, her childhood friend. Win-win or would that be win-win-win?



-- Edited by Dark Mare on Saturday 17th of June 2017 05:36:01 AM

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Date: Jun 14 6:27 PM, 2017
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I think his manly presence certainly played a part. She appreciated his quiet efficiency in dispatching her young tormentors and escorting her to Dr. Enys.'  But overall, Ben was so much his own person that I think he radiated a sense of confidence and self-worth that Esther found rare in the men she had known. Simply put, he fascinated her.

As she discovered more about him--his status as underground captain of Leisure, his being Ross' godson, his respected reputation in the villages and beyond--these all added to his heart-thumping physical appeal.  So, I think that in addition to being attracted to Ben, she was also a little in awe of him and his accomplishments. I believe that what Essie felt for Ben was a little like what Demelza first felt for Ross, love and awe.

Ben is one of my favorite characters too Fijane.  



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Date: Jun 14 12:44 AM, 2017
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I like to think that there was a lot about Ben that would catch anyone's eye. I have always had a soft spot for him, and imagine him as quite handsome. The difference here is that Essie is the first girl to catch Ben's eye since Clowance, and even that was different because Clowance always existed for Ben. He never before had that moment of meeting a girl suddenly who attracted him.



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Date: Jun 13 7:46 AM, 2017
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Maybe, like her aunt, she appreciated being rescued from a dangerous situation by a mysterious man with a scar on his cheek. (Oh wait, Ben's beard hid his scar.)  Heck, there was even a dog in the picture.



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Date: Jun 12 7:40 PM, 2017
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What was it about Ben that caught Essie's fancy I wonder?  It's not the ideal first meeting when someone hangs a dog before your eyes.  However, she seemed fascinated from the first glance.  Perhaps it was his manly presence, although it seems she grew up in a houseful of males.

Your ideas, please.



-- Edited by Mrs Gimlett on Tuesday 13th of June 2017 08:38:24 AM

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