But the hindrance thrown in the way of a very speedy intimacy, by the frequent want of one or more of these requisites, prevented their doing more than going through the first rudiments of an acquaintance, by informing themselves how well the other liked Bath, how much she admired its buildings and surrounding country, whether she drew, or played, or sang, and whether she was fond of riding on horseback.
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Putting more people on the project at this late date would be more a hindrance than a help.
It would have been faster, but Denna’s mania was growing stronger, and all her extra energy was more of a hindrance than a help.