Eamon BarkhordarianPeriod EBlackburnEnglish Masters
one was so much more interesting in manner that she may prove an exception. What fault did shepossibly see in me?
“Ah! There is something so peculiar about you. You are so quiet and reserved as you sit
on that chair that I cannot see through you no matter how hard I try. When I ask a question inwhich you are required to answer, all I am left with is an abrupt response leaving no sign of emotion.
Jane began to apologize. “
Sir, I was too plain; I beg your pardon. I ought to have repliedthat it was not easy to give an impromptu answer to a question about appearances; that tastesmostly differ; and that beauty is of little consequence, or something of that
sort.”“Absolutely not. As you falsely try to assure me that you responded incorrectly, you in
fact make the situation worse as you send my mind off wandering what could possibly be myflaw. Please, do continue your previous answer. What is it that you find wrong with me? I
assume I have all my limbs in place and my head on straight?”
I am so sorry Mr. Rochester. Please let me take back what I had previously said. I nevermeant for it to cause such banter. We are here to talk, not to quarrel I presume?
I would not let her change the direction of this conversation. I was to found out what shetruly thought of me. This would be my fun for the night.
“Does my forehead not please youJane?”
I pushed aside the hair in the front of my face and exposed my forehead, bringing itcloser to Jane in a sort of mockery. I was looking for any reaction, but all I found was a face voidof a clue.