Because it’s still so early in the story, I feel like I’m unable to comment on most of what has happened so far because so much of it is still unexplained. However, I wanted to pause for a moment on Linus Lancaster and his singing ability. When Ginny first mentioned that Linus had a beautiful singing voice, I was truly surprised. Even from the small portion of Linus we’ve seen so far, it is clear that he is a hideous person. To learn that something beautiful could come out of something so ugly was unexpected. Ginny says of Linus’s singing “I did not cry when I heard Linus Lancaster sing. But I listened and I knew I was hearing something” (47). Ginny may feel that his singing is similar to the way in which he wooed her. We aren’t given many details as to why she accepted his marriage offer (other than his false claims of wealth) but he may have appeared to be more loving than he actually was. It seems that false appearances may be a theme with Linus, and I’m interested to see where it leads.