OK, I did a quick read stopping at Felicity Beedle parts and I can't see of what Jethro might have an understanding with her. I wouldn't have bet he could read. --Old Dickens (talk) 22:47, 30 June 2013 (GMT)
The clue to this is on page 182 of the hardback edition, when Vimes suggests Felicity might perhaps know where Jethro was and hints he might have gone into hiding somewhere. now this is probably Sam either clutching at straws and throwing out a question to see what sort of answer he gets, or else realising that as an outsider who keeps her eyes and ears open and isn't bound by any implicit vow of silence, she would make a useful informant. he gets more of an answer than he might have expected, and you could read something into the silences and the words left unsaid ("spill words"?)
no, I've looked everywhere. no note, nothing. And his parents have no idea, either. He's a bit of a free spirit, but he's not the sort of person to go away without telling me." She looked down, clearly embarrassed. That silence said a lot.
Ambiguous, but she was motivated enough to make a thorough search for somebody she was anxious for, up to and including going to ask his parents, which hints she was well enough known to them. And she made a point of saying they'd discuss such things, presuming a friendship at some level. And then the embarrassed looking away.... AgProv (talk) 20:25, 15 April 2016 (UTC)