such an [inscrutable fixture] before me

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Irelia20150604

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The quotation comes from Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre (Chap. 33) | Genius

Quotation: So I snuffed the candle and resumed the perusal of “Marmion.” He soon stirred; my eye was instantly drawn to his movements; he only took out a morocco pocket-book, thence produced a letter, which he read in silence, folded it, put it back, relapsed into meditation. It was vain to try to read with such an inscrutable fixture before me; nor could I, in impatience, consent to be dumb; he might rebuff me if he liked, but talk I would.
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Hi everyone! I don’t quite understand the bold part. I try to interpret it as below. Is it correct?

“Inscrutable fixture” refers to St. John.
He was sitting fixed, motionless, so he was compared to “a fixture”.
To Jane, he was “not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable”, so he was “inscrutable”.
 
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