She would leave Venice on the Saturday <that> he was leaving Wragby: in six days’ time

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longxianchen

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Hi,
Here are some words from the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover(page 402, chapter 18) by DH Lawrence (planetebook,here):
(background: Connie made up her mind to leave Venice..…)

She had to make up her mind what to do. She would leave Venice on the Saturday that he was leaving Wragby: in six days’ time. This would bring her to London on the Monday following, and she would then see him. She wrote to him to the London address, asking him to send her a letter to Hartland’s hotel, and to call for her on the Monday evening at seven.

I feel the that can be replaced with on which(or when). In other words, that he was leaving Wragby: in six days’ time=on which he was living Wragby six days later. Am I right please?

Thank you in advance
 
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  • GreenWhiteBlue

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    It appears to be Sunday. Connie knows that he would leave Wragby six days from then, on Saturday. Connie has decided that she will leave Venice on the same day (that is, Saturday, which is six days from the day on which she is having these thoughts.)
     
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