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our girls, i~ it not?' 'Jsil1Whaldifferencecanilpossihlyrn:lketolhcm1' 'My dear Mr Bennet: such n lhing? marrying Surely one of them. replied his wife, 'how ~~n you ask of fum go and call 00 you know that t amthlnklng And so you should ,

him as soon as he comes

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Mr Bingley returned Mr Bennet's visit and sal with him in hi~ library for about ten minutes. 'T knew I would persuade you to go in the end. had been delighted with him. He had always intended 10 visit him. with no success. Th. Sir Wiltlam. in Iact.eMremely handsome and very pleasant Whut is more. andevcrltually they heard from their friend Lady Lucas thai her husband. Th.e said as her husband retired from the room.e ladies were am<rl!ed. 'Oh. and it was not until the evening uf'ter his visit that he told his wife and daughters that he had been to see their new neighbour.bul he saw only thcirfBlher. one ofthe Ilrst people 10 call on Mr Bingley after his arrival at Netherfleld Hall. He was quite young.girls. my dear Mr Bennet!' cried his wife. And the rest of the evening was spenl wondering how soon Mr Bingley would come to call on them.andhe was very pleased wilh his littie joke. and whether they should ask him 10 dinner It was lmposslblc far Mrs Bennet or filly af her duughtcrs to make Mr gennet give a satisfactcry description of MrBingley They rried in differcm ways. whose beauty he had heard a IOl. as thc~ saw from un upstniT5 window thai he wore a blue COlli and rode" hlllCk horse. how good of you. too. nol saying a word to us about it lill now. exhausted by his wife's excitement. in retum. or .eladies were more fortunate. He had hoped to meet the young ladies. though he continued 10 tell his wife that he would 110t.'si1. just 3shehadhopcd. How pleased I am! And what a good joke.MrBennet was. however. he in-lcndcd to be ut tho next ball inlhe neighboumaodwithagmupofhi5friend~ A few days laler. Whatun excellent father you have.

i. He was very sorry etc.:.j~~':"fo......J1S~!'dlt.:.JL<or<?jJl.. NOI all his money looks could then save him from being unpleasant rbeir eyes.... and another young man eventually Mr Bin- g]cy.....i>.J!0~J~~I0"' ..'.li.J01.I)1>'.MrDarcy.p0\S..)J._r.)!.....>......4'_"""'JJ.Jy.-l1 were easy ~_.a.....amlthewholegroupcamctogcthertothedunce MrBingley every way like wasccl"l.4ic:""t~JI""'J..1~'":'~~..... seem good friend that nothingeould thaI he W3S 3 very please him ..<...\S...\S..WI..jll..:>-I~.....l.ainly good-looking und behaved in '.'.~i#1 e gentleman.0"'.i.u J_.lJ''.~J..>-"i0t.ltJ..... A repon theaHcntion his hnndsome of the Iace and the fine expression five minutes income cided looked often also wem round..J).'._""'I..J..JToAJ>" a year.Ilr_"l1 ... .1_'''''10"'..J01J. and obvi_ But it was his followed latest fricnd. .......':II. were His good manners fine_looking.')!J-~t~~...J)J..Jt..J ..I.or frorn bemg very much less attractivethan ...J'lJ..Jl0"'J\'0+'-:-""l..>0"'JiI~.Jli'y..I....r~~:'L.... ..JI':.... Two of his sistcl'i.."".. whole room who soon allJllcted because of his l.J4'u...Jl~. of course. ously His sisters lhe very too....tC:l)1 after he had entered thousand the room..j~...J'.J. an invitation to dinner was sem..S"_.Jl._.1'~~J._.L..r-00t.r..!1L..zJS'~r.-...iu~.U~I_.nol he had an quickly Bingley deand ~4lSipt.r-'.J.IlI. fashions.":"'._."JJ .\.I.j0LS~_.:.-) that Mr Bingley to bring friends to stay with him and <lI"Ieof their husbands retumell with come 10 the balJ.JLL<...J#I~~~t0!~ j. The ladics than he was much more handsome admirntion Mr "'.11~1~J...:.Jt.L\.J"'<r")Il-'-::--l1 ~ ?'J ._rd)'<J.."l..J:..t.4~.>.Jr..t~lil....L)'I... to town until news came back some was most diSllppoim_ had gone ..LJ)JtJS"~.J~I.JI.)1 C...~0)_.....Yli.I._.J4JL.":.JJ.s::l..-U.clIJr=-}I'v....l-="'.j Ar""Jl.)s-l)'1i .L._.J1S..._JJ~1.I".J.."""""".. .. and natural..all figure.Jl..j at him with great for half the evening pmud-Iooking not and in his until they also decided man.~.......t....Soon afterwards..'-:JI. on it.....o_"'" .thut 1111 _.'"... but had 10 ~~& ..'I."""... I....:.'.. but he was unable to come.r"-I.-JOi':"fo..oJI_.t.~r-')._..b:.>''O..>~I~_..i.~L."""')4~ and that hcdid to beenjoying the dance.i~~~..~. Mrs Bennet cd..YC.Lo~ be in town the next day..

wJ~.I..tJ5~ J)l. jJl.»J.J~·.s..._}lIJ!i)O\.. There 'You room..i~.J"""")JS.lle...)1. Because Elizabeth during Bingley 'Come.s~\J>:.i.......... lady in lbe during thut the evening a b:.J-I..t.:r.h1i-r}b. and Mr quite near.. even when c:--"wt.~~~~'~~~~'7:~)~!J~~J~1 • 1i..Lo:W is ..:..j~I'_"'\:JIJS.....:. / h.\h.r. are so many are dancing preuy ~.!.....!J..IJ.... danced did not himself...r.~..J'.Ol.)!""""'....".L..r:-'--4tJ'JSL\.. _.._IJ..4---..11 J"orcvcryoncat with his friend! 10 any other a contrast i.J')l_... creadown you said Mr Darcy.u...!....""l-)..J! ple in the room.. of Mr Bingley's only to people to be introduced room in his own group ..r¥.<.....::--Jlr:U i_}.-.o.t')...)\~ J/.-.jo.Jl·:~L..JI.\bJ>JJ~ . too. sistet...:.. he was cheerful be danced Nether_ Mr Darcy two sisters..o JI'.... ~l 'rlW1..Q\~"J<..l>-l...L.~1<....fll il:.i.JI_.avcneversecnsomanyinoncroominmylifel' with..s\'I~..Mr Bingley evel'Y dance Jy....:..jJSll __"'....ll.j i..u )~~ L.......L.:J· :..JI. .\.!.i.ll.J"...I'l w1~)cr.)15 .c is nlso \'ery preuy..d.\I.:. Sh.L....~\J!i.-llvM)!~.. had stood 4..-.JI.k...Js-iJ~Li~I.:. the only looking h~ndsome girl in the Miss Bennet.Sr"'-i thc whole evening.l1 ..lr'.:.. ~..." only once and spoke with each.J.."l)J_.. i..pl..) ...:> )I.1....415 ....u._...~.' ture I have ever seen! BUI one of her sisters you.. want introduced lllld was angry about What giving himself tc all the important andfricndly..:!l\.:..i...J'.!. Ji'. 'She is the most beautiful is silting to introduce at the eldest 'Oh yestcried just behind agreeabl~ to h~r sister.t.r.?- of lhal time Mr Darcy .ll but he had not warned able 10 hear some with her.J..' Bliaabeth's some hoped thaI he would [here Benne! Hi5charaClerwnsdecided: man in the world. 'You girls mUSI dunce. LeI me ask my companion and l'm sure vcry 4414'!..-"".\J..)'~J.~ ':I.._. so few gentlemen not come there ugain he wrtS the amI everyone at the dance..:.<>~) :~""_"_.-....~. in the room..)t).Jane.ii)....l..l...ll)..I.LIi.J"~.liiJli'.~I"'_'~10~._.~~~~ had tried 10 persuade DUI"Cy...-=_...-lIJLi .¥4'I_.j":J_"l reestagrcenble were ·41....:.\"t-~~)~ .). ended pee50 ear- 0\S\ir.1-4'4:>'lJI.1r.J1~':'LS''-''''')I'=Jl'jj_''''L.....~i~!. I of their conversauon....riJ. She had been had said..' Bingley extremely him to do so.....)~j5JIJ..!SJI .o~wl'.lo....'4.. Bingley.....r}~J...lif~J.._.:.-IJ had had tc sn down to dance for two dances.)I rl& ....S...._r:..:-lI:.+'-'.u.:.)<.S"_!.l.. nnd talked field.. <r Jb J.:...\..L.J. proudest.

..j~I. )I~_o....r}~.~4~..j4.s ...s:I .r.r\......--JI)&: I ~4=.J»'jI~ he had danced with twice.. 'rOf he is ~uch a horrible... .J""...U.".4. J!)J_...:.r.. .-Jl'-c'~l.. You had betlcr return her ..o.)~). .Jt.:JU o "J.._..i..::'.'jIJ.J.' ._Js.L.Jj.. you are wasting Mr Bingley was left sluing him atal].l~'j~J.__. ->-.._i).JI~I..IS\.~c..__JI......r.J>.·1_r.~ .)1...J .andtheY:lllretumed the village where about they Jived. Jane.. me.....:...._.r... "l.li-4-p.:.l...too.\~~I._.._.bUlespeci.. ) ·:..!.....ft~~~<wJ......dxcdhcrcundhc walked there. 'She istolerahandsome ~..iJr-'~I.....>:<Pr-'ift'.r'J-:-J ·~ .\jt....i\.....:.Jl..._.t....._~ '.!rJ..._..l!J<r.~ ....J\5"-.. Mr Darcy not feeling with her friends playful passed person.....~:.r~_....~~....J' .....:...:i .I MrDurt:y his friend hie.WlY"~Jj~.r-.JIJ ...-.:.-II41I>~lr.._.<.....l!Ji.... .JY.l_"..:..ll..s-j.lllyabout how much MrBingley shocking rudehim..l!"": had danced twice with her eldest Eli~abethwa'happyforJanc.j.._IIJ. The rest of the evening pleased that MrBingley daughter home to Longboum.b.S~l~J..1_pJl}. und Eliz"beth friendly abour towards what she ~)Jl~_..:.. .. looked at EJizabeth nnd tbcn hll'ncd enough buck 10 10 tempt with a cold expression but not really on his face.1+!· ·"'-+'""JcPr-'~~)t.!lL>~I_..~..~J.#". laughed to your companion alld enjoy your time here wilh me.... in "ery tile whole eveotng told her husband Jane.....1-4-.....r''-''"'J~ ....r...ts..~~l_....miles..-J1.....:...A.1.-II.J._r...>..._...>-.l~ .L.0-!~"'~ _ r If.SoprGud!Hcw..J..)!u.......J~~.........i 16 who had n(11 10 her sister yel Sllid much Mr Bingley..>Jl..>...~4'~..lI.l..l........· When Jane and Elizabeth about were alonc. good spirits Mrs Bennct had admired who enjoyed was Mrs Bennet __... and aboutthe ness of Mr Darcy to Elizabeth 'BUI Elizabeth she said.....r-~~~ .....s:J (...!lI.... for him expressed her great admimlion 17 ..' walked very off....iJ.J1JJ-?....JtVI.S..s1.:.--. hnd heard-she was a lively....d'Pil. L-..I....lIiUI._...I~ '''!rJWll....J"'\..r.}~-'-:--'I. But she later there.Jr._r111J.:....uJ'(J.r..ooc::~ : wen!.pC''J 'r:J.s~ ~~}l .!5JlJ.. thinking himself so grenr! I very much liketheman....t!¥i.....f-JSJ...\j~..ji.:.~..:. amI dis- not atau wor!hplcusing.I.:->-_....lH~..II..--II.. _j."'-1.:.:.. in greOt dctail.l. I suppose._.~.i.)1...>-J~I.J '<>rJ:l.....:-iI~...._.....Jld...U Y" J'~ Ilow she wa~ tile only girl in the room .'\~l.J'~<r.. Jallghingnlnnythingsilly.J\....J)U.J. well....s\J'4-:'-:Ir._. docs not lose much hy nOl pleasing disagreeable 111:111..".~~Jl).o..

J~~L..pf did even ndmlt tlmt the eldest of lhe Miss Bennets W!lS pretty.~1J JI ~..fo.. \.~..J\..5.c.....)1...Lo.S4L.llI•.\J !~_".....J..·<J!#ul....0.r".-~lJ..l!W~.~lL.'i.>o\.."..\i'......~l .....»j.J...).L.l> good"nalured...5"6 4.Iltu. better.j"..IIJI..p-1JJ..S_.:....o1 L..:. whnt n young man ougmro I never be: saw ~he said.....l.. ..r-""J~i..md she was a sweet This was a good enough liked her nnd thai they thought like to know recommend>Jtion for Mr Bingley He feh free 10 think of Miss Bennel as he wished..--II~I.I!~!.l:..o8S~ .~i)r._..u1.c?t<.L i. iJ..~ 'd ..Lo.1)! LP r.i>..A:.I!~~\ d..".._..j"""'.w4J...J·:....r_r.4-....uIJJ.lt.. sueh good ~J~'<f'G..''-c'W.L-JI b:-i.I.~I_:.)I~1..'He isjuSI 'sensible.j". lively..:r..•~4\.L._.O. .~ter~ "greed..:. one they would ~i. if she smiled to" much...l. Mr Bingley'~ girl..Ji~.I..~r\·L.0\J~.j '""'-.I·:fu..JL.fo..ko-\~jJ......~\....:.~ _).....:.l..A...-4-5' ..u. 18 ...... bUI said they Hdmired...:...

I~.ccthulsheherselrwasbccomingannbjeClol' ..t.h...l..1.J\if'J..IS'W5-o"l....~~~lr~~\I~~~~~\~~~:' .r. __ & ~nd he was rS~')4i..i)~~~I._..r!~~d-\. staters though found they rerumed.Jl...\.~J.liledlOnot...S .lght by the easy course..-4-.4-":..._i~rl·~I~y_..~1 ..---.r:~I. He al....!J i ~l \ that MI' Bingley ing to feel about wards feltquile everyone..j.."'..:.' rhnnge always i)~:-t~~~~~i~~~ ~...'>I_"""''j1 and that Jane was on the way 10 being very much Elizabeth's him.yo\t~J4\r::'''''''lr_".L.~I.S:.r.-"'t:I..II~.r..l.)~d!.I....~J~>" cUl.. Elizabeth was so concerned relationship with watching with ment of her sister's somc.?'"~ . Miss Bennet's tel's were millmcr~ increa'ingly imclerable speaking however.-l1 .R"~")l....':I. or 10 cnlled her only 'tolerable'.hJr4.. and they felt the younger i\ was obvious to admire worry "Iso to......r.PJ .l-L>:-_".y.....i~L....-!"...iJIS...r-lL__'_"~I".._._.l. He jllnyfulncs~ of h~l· manner.J~I.I.ntercsl first thought Mr Binglcy f.d~1S Ih..!.-:._}~14'\. beautiful tice how expression lighl and how unusllally intelligent was in her fine dark eyes.a.o..MI'Dar~yh"dnol"l her to be very pretty.~IJ4-t_'.. .jJ_"" \.~~~~~ ..enu.!J5 ..rl-L>:-~J'_._r4i~"j. _t4--A'.o:-~~i<$...o was to see whal a began to noShe.l!~LS ~...::~~~~~:: .\~...:.>-i"''.>J.III \1 The ladies and their found Jnncand Bingley more love with of Longboum visit wn..J!Jl.L>-~~I_..4----.~~WI. SOOn visi~ed those of Nctherfickl Mr Bingley's ple~sing.U ..LoJ'~~I.Lb. himself him.lSL.Ju-...J.?'jlel?..!I)-4':1_.~':I». there pleasing lind 10 his friends had and bul he soon began they were.I...p4i)"O. was starting only the mother nOI wonh Elizabeth......!lI.. knew her he was only wilh.!. seemed nOlhingorull a man who LO wish in his feelings disagreeable enough and and had not thought she was handsome to know ro dasce listened her bener ~~!~:~~~~..p~ l. Jane on this perm and gentle .L.nlhecycsofhisfr..:.. her figure Ihi..!.."r-'~IS~c.f... Thcy werc happy 10 know Jane more Ihul Mr and in was 10- sts- \: ~j.:-l\t:l.. how her sister might was start- was so sweet not sec th~t she the developthat she differently c:.>UJ_..1....'''..s~Jl"""'ci~ '-!~4:>\:'::"l~\.o)I~' . hJ-'>'\_.l>-.~~~~~...h.S. might nOI realise thai Mr Bingley ubcut him...

u.--I4r'1l. .I""'"""_.:. I .'~~..-}~4...')I. the way Mr Darcy Even Mt' AingleY'H about \0 think I ...._...:..and8hewasnotplea~d......j_..--IIJr-1J....I1 \1 10 notice the way he thought .r..}<-..1.o--lJ...1Jld....l:...-lI.JI ....Ii-'-':-Ul.l~ .:...8inceshehadplunsforhcrself where cerned the wealthy and handsome Mr D.. ~_.._)...LS_.j ..)J~p~)'4.1.Q..Il 4-<'-J:':""'_"J her....JI_J 22 ..:~~:~:'~~J I fl .:... ~1 )...1~ifl ...Jl ~_......annoyed t>yil..slIying.._.r-I4-4->J .r}> u.a~4~....L.lhinking to dance lhmrn: with listened 10 her only 10 criligrcntpleasher to he asked else whnt she wa....-J.J!..Y.d~<5~\~J...L-.>4>~C).L._. .."j..i.?~I....-...\... ure in rcf~sing She 1l1crcforeiook him when oncevcningatthehouscofSirWiliiamandLa<iyLucas.. L.. Bitt her refusal hud Rtnrted younger sister did nothing of began to damage Elizabeth...lfCY was con- .

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. wanted her to go on horseback.?J'L.~~~~·· ..U!..:J..1 i....~~ dt.i_.0\S4+>:-..<..~h nir or the ~~G!C~J..~~j~ :UJ.f-'\~LSJ~ ) . So Jane set o[fonho"ebacknndit mcccd rain hard before very long..o. though! walk but Mr Darcy...:." '4... though he said very little to how fine she looked after the fre.4-'-. feeling really worried about YouFO'....)A't.IA.""y'..me /<lui! I am bella mId Ihq .It was impossible for Jane to hnve use of the carriage and nn~wn~ MJ1i Bennet to t~ke her to Netherfiled.Y)~ gelting here and /I \Vet will /"....!..t.<>~IS..J\c:"J_..~~~:~j~...4~'t'-':"'Jy.ewP.I..j.Jane certainly could not come hack. ".tw!lsdir_ ry.....i.j~... Her mother was delighted.~~~~: .\ri'J'fo.s.)-. The two ladies at Netherfield were amazed that she had walked three miles alone so early in the day... Ihough her mother was against the idea.J"""'f_)J~~.Jl.. servant arrived from Netherfield from Jane MydearurLiu)' I am very u"well this morning.il!dfriends liar hear of me rUfllmi"f' hm'" "wi for lite doc/or.et" her sister..-".J. with Mr Bingtcy and so would have a chance did the following morning..::._.I'ore Il'rom head- ach~..-.J._.. but her face was glowing after the exercise ofthewnlk.->f.W.J:..l .-".L..._.t.a..tr..pr.) 4-:l1..l.~ JJ...ll~.ilI-._.:AJ\.... b"t.tf~.r<lI....: . _ to go to her at Netherfield immediately after b~akfast. But the next morning.·.. She thought it was likel~to andshehopedlhmJanewouldlhenhavetosta~atNelher_ field for the night.-'JlJs...".+-l....i1IJ\i..../~t!!'r...I_.I Js u.i. I have II at breakfast.. .f...is:..)La..?r'_ ~. after Ihrough i" IIIe roin }'I!slerday_ Myl...jt was muddy afIerall the rain and when she at lasl anivedarNerhcl'ficldHalltiteh()UOfllOfherski.JIJ<f..Jl~_..)l.J4l(_t:::I.~~~: -~....t.:. a with u note lor Elizabeth ?it?~::sitf§l~ ~'.. But Elizabeth was dClermin~dtogo..<. decided t:!J.I' IIOlnillRserious Elizabeth..".soshe!letoffon feet as soon as she was ready..S~'41Jol.lI~~-')<. The rain continued all evening without a break. her.:. and in such bad w~alher.J.:..~:tl~~ . ruin of being nen to ~r~~~~t~Js (_c.l1 ...:.

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afterchurch.andontheSunday. 10 ask Mr Bingley home. 10 feel the danger of paytng Eli7. enough. he had kept hia nose steadily even look at her. as ngreed wrote to their mother asking fetch them the that ll1ey could day. He Netherfiekl had begun the idea.. Eiizabethw(t$pOrrecllyh:1P]lytoicnveNetherficld. was were leu~ingShe atspoken not sorry to hear tim! the two Miss Bennets nt NelherfielJ he liked. of not ilnppy together!l~ thm her plnn to keep Jane and Mr and long !IS possible h~d not worked. even when they hud been alone logether for almost half an hour. long for one. than He had scarcely more than ten worOSIO herin thc whole of Saturday. they might by the two ~istcrs.wns Bingley 5istCI1o'artival back m Longboum on the Sunday was a surprise to their family_ Their mother. en home Elizabeth tracted BUI Jane was finn carriage. however. Elizabeth for the carriage to be sent to reply. in his book and would not she did not welcome them at all heartily.Now siastic attention that Jane Hall about was weli again. Mr Bennet's Jane was if The ncr po~sibly have ll1ecllTriagc 10 toke them before Tues- so Elizabeth borrow encouraged his carriage master of the house was clearly sorry to hear that they wac thtnking of leaving Nelhcrfield and tried several timcslopcrsuadeJQncthntshcw~snotyetwcllcnoughto make the journey. when she knew she wasright.abelb lOO much The next morning. but MrDarcy the _<ubject of a ball m Mr Bingley obviously wus enthuwas nor. 30 II . was discussed.theyweredrivin Mr Bingley's hod been him more Mr Darcy. next day.and the two morning course.

'I have had a letter from my cousin.J:WIJI .JI.~l&._.)::.J"s .' 'Who do you mean.Ji ...)P1.--~..1S .·p. 'please do nOI even menrion lhat horrible person ro mettjs me most lelTible thing that yourown poor children will belen without a thing in the world bocausc ofth318wful man.alfouro'ciockinthellfternoon.)·:~Jj:...' 'Oh! My dear..~..j .~::~-:-~~f~~~~~ V::'_....J~...<-.<i~J.<.. 'thar ynu have ordered a good dinnerloday..k-).' 'The person stranger. ::'...:. ·~l\..t.. mydeal". mydcnr? I know of no plan. His church was in Ihe village of Hunsford..i. She had kindly ugrced Ihat he could lake some holiday 10 visit members nfhisfnmily...... my dear.~l...' cried hi~ wife..::t.j :~~~I~)~~~~~~I~i~~j~~~~ JlSbll. bUI il is ncr the fauh of the gentlemen in queslion.:JJ..u......l-j!y!.'·~ 1JSJJ_rlII_c........-<ijJl~I...:... for anyone to visit us today...4'~....' :~~2~. ~~~ J .hlughtcl1l.S. He asked if he could come 10 St:1y for a week at Longbourn..~ilils.....~ ..i..I. if you will Hsten. U::J"~lrY-...-.o .....l..fl... He... a possible catch foroneofher.IJt..'I hopc..I&"<J\..J_. my dear.lJl..s . ....islhcpcrsonwhnwillh:ll'elilisholise ~nd!lll the rami1~ money when! urn {b..:...i--'c.~ .i-.' .aid Mr Bennet to lIis wife at breakfast the Iollowing rnorrung...d. because we are going to have a visitor.~ ~.:.Y.:.~~Eit~~ ..·~yi ~IE. Mr Collins was n dcrsymlln in thc Church of England.~. Mr Bennet rcnd it OUI to them all. you will perhaps ugrcc lhal Mr Collins's lel\cr to me is very polile and Ihal he himself seems to beconcemed about the future happiness of owdaughlers Thclcllcrwus long and very re£pectful. Mr Collins..j....~J~y.I'-..tii~:~~ W).L.. lb ! 32 .5". Ihe Miss Benncrs..t.:.... and would arrive \hatveryMonday.I.:..~~~~u~i~~.l>:.....i.~.?_r. And.J..-JI.. and Bourgh.oJL ..x.i.iLo"'_.l. and Mr Collins had decided that he should try to get to know his cousins..J.jJ-:--J'J_.~_.AiJ1JJt-. 0?.. _..:.' 'It is certainly nOI a fcrumate arrangement..S. [11 Kent.)I.-. as yonknow.!.)~J.JI J emteucng about is e gentleman and a Mrs Bennet's eyes shone al the thoughl of n strange gentleman..liJ...: _#JI~ ~1)I""UI. 1 agree."'-"_..~.

I-"c~"""'_'~)JL..J'J--lI'_"'_L.l')Y'\jIJS'..._...u. Lady the five daughters to visit them of the family... heuv)' years Old...:..oL-iJ.JIS!~I~.t..~'.'said the letter again._r....S\......$J'4:~.I:S_..-Zh_»4~.jt..~_r.J. advice beauty not least room and everything times before..j.. Theirheadsweretoofulloftheyoungarmyorr._j...)IJJG-... with the idea Cutbertnc .~L...<llWIJSJ...eriouswayandbismnnncrswereverycnreful and slow.....-J\I-4..1L....:J!~\...t.)~.i... did not Ihink MrCollins man....r.I..It....I_.lIJ.Ji .J".~~\ he had heard of many since his employer._... oad ex.)~! this gentle.I. howcver.. \0 welcome to be avery have pleasurc foJding up ~1)tU-L..-l101_.ec~ in Meryton.r'J of finding . 'we must house...1}.JJ._.J~ of to welcome her to be. about him be a possibility more quickly exactly or daughters arrived made her feel better He may indeed tcrs....JIc!~.~IJ.~_...liI.._.~1iJ_... '.)t...jL..L. SIK: could.ISJh\...I.... sounded and Catherine ~Jl~~._""'Jj 0!.....J ~~.L~·._.O..I..A.J .I~..J.:.."... He admired in the house..-._.IS~-y~~..JS...iL..c. .~J>I.JLS.....-~~~?lj:..._..tr"l.j.._"<.~ .J:-iLr'..? ~~lc-"t)\..h.._."'J~I~I.Jyll.j_..J~.-.io6.l~..<.:. and she was than her husband ~~_.I_.rr::-'. expect MrBennct.<.:rPJ Mr most looking Collins politely young re~eived by the whole He was a tall.J-Iu."....y...CJ.s. ...~i. As for Mni Bennet.--¥J.i..' Elilabethdidnot was too heavy very sensible ter from andsne young ')IJJ_.)\~'U)':~Jif.-·:...:-is_.._...JJ.l) t!~..lLseemetithnt was obviously he tried to follow imponant her wherever person..J~.....:. him 10 marry to please ._.Jl$'..JI.iJ...£L. WaS .. llad advised in ulJ things.JIJ..\'.:WI clear that he had come a wife..)I~~...t.. as sOOn as he possibly LadyCalherine's he could.o~lt>LJ)~Jjc!jl-'t..l::--~~_....i...Ji~J.IJi-"c~?-. whose became BOllrgh. like tile style of the leHer.jt_.or:: W_J.~L.. respectable getting to it 11 man into our He seems youngmanandlamsurewcwill know him.'At Iour o'cJock..jL..thereforc...\J-L:!..J...< .i) • ..t..s ...~ t..""_"_IlI...f..Jr.L..)l~...I..:_....(':'-"1 IJ L.pected and 1.:r ~Jl~i).._..Ji~'..L.:JI..jI'.).JLS ....:...J ...'::IJ·21'.!. He behe saw lt scon de man or five and twenty every havedinas..:..fo"JI) <Y')J_r. an extremely J!r+' .. ~~»I.J'J-..rt.. ._.I~~d...15I.......J\~':<.J.<.)l....\t~.15J L.)I\...u. ......r.~~IJ~~~:wI. .-JI...... 'L.IJ..lw.)J1 the letin any ICller had her daughhim this unknown way... To Lydia cousin was nOlinteresting Mr Conins's for one willing on time family..---Jldl.5"...s....~~IJ\j ".:S:.

---. whom she had note"cfl liked to speak very much indeed.IS4.4. this young the day before.l. He to think of pride But Cathe- He was a peculiur of seu-rmponcrce house very . "'4L.l...t..\\~y-.J~\4t...:.~I.. not at atl dever..:---'?.L...Sy. next him morning thm •.....)14<l1.s o- now a comfortable 'rJWl.lJ?<rl._.Jl..\....0LS.)?W 4.)l.l....-J .I..s:.'-...It also quite SOOn became us Elizabeth was deuriy quite highly having had guessed.-4J\ Jj...L.Sj:.-l1 JI.!lJ..w..i...~I__....!lJ...l..I!.I\--4I..I>-\J)l:.k1..:.Jlt?-.4il_.1t.. :LQ._.:....lJulf._. ......1I...>-J-..>.J~l~i~"""'_..J.:_.1..\5.. •.:.Jf..!"':'~l~_'J..>...-4_"'~_""~?~L:"lLJl )_.j ".\5I.J i..)lJi~~. But the lay elsemade it clear to nftcrmeeting the young ladies Iychurming..<r • ....>.K.<r..?J.ll ~~II.~ ~~1. so Mr Collins from Jane some to Elizabeth.j)l..Jl<.__. .. 1.l...~~~~~.\....l! ..j'.:..~~.:r._f.?. clear met Mr Collins a very sensible young mixture ncar Lady and yet he seemed was not...i")_. Elizabeth.JA. 36 .S:1\~\r:ll..hr-l.J4_'_.. ~~.l...jSJJ:.."lJtu.LSI..·~~~..£I1J.i.l '~~Wlr_..Y·..JI.J-\~~~i~I.-i <r...JiH~J.ll<-~J.iJ.._..h.J\.r-l?'~J.S_.r-!H~~l~~.)j....~A ~J man..")L. was anfiturnl Bennet took next to Jane inbinh and beauto be to like of second aner orcocrse....oc::'~I)~""".II</.._)..:.-l\.:r.'L:...i.:.. ty.oJI41:r-·_"._.>...:. s .I.(..r..~W..!J1"'L._..o!.II.J~l...:..a.lWIJ\.s:l.JI ....:r..~\_. .j~I<ri~'SL...)l. where.._........!L:...:.5JlI~l.t!4 .. Mrs seemed n(}te 01" lhe way Mr Collins The idea plcn<ed Ihinkingandwonderedif5h~wouldsoonhavetwod"ughters married..!1c..i-:-\I...I_S ..i..JI.:-LL.J~.Li)U pian in coming to stay and it did not change in question Miss breakfast daughter's quickly while Bennet's )ovel~faceabsolutefirst..:"J..j ..".i_' .._}CJ).J~JI~"-'--::--l\<....u.\.~--'.-..}:.)s-~~_.r.f}J?'_..=l1-'--""~~J. hcr and she started man. ..!l)~yi:)J) ~)jS~._?-. and so it was Jane thaI he chose Mrs Bennet future changed Bennet her eldest even interests his plans was Jene.1 He found the eldest before ":'.:r....LS.:~'IJ:~ J.~--'J')I.:...~\.J.I--4J..:.-..j~i.__.J cl.)s- and over-polite-ness..d_...._._.:.b)l\.)s-\.li~....j Js-..J.i...L>J=-J:-\<.". and shyness.-.i.j.i.\!.o"'_".. Mrs choice putting wood on the fire."...JI":'.y. of himself..

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:r.i_~i-~~.~I.-JIr--"I~..' answered house Elizilbeth....t..lil....4-1 days in tbe serne as him at NoPeople do ncr They findhimvcrydisagr(x!lblc...l.l..q.IJL:...I.._j_._·rV·:'-:'I.L~lo.s\.I. Do you know may l nsk?' evcrwish to.._j~~..... in lhis neighbourhood..)~)L....-'--':-JJ •.)':i~.~JL\I~J!l~.'l...S towards unfair in lhe· PU"t..k ...LL>lS ..W.l..iJ·u...oJl:-i'J~~J-J!.~'-.~li~..--I1"'...L.. His that people me has been .'.r").l.r- veryS1ldSlory:lndlea~notthinkwellofMrDarcy' ..!JI'-:""'4-1 all my life.j.-lI~L-'4...I.J.S'0\S1~1L...... ~~l... you know.. L..\~"...~/...'.-JI.uJ·'-!<Ei-.~ J ..I..'replied Darcy yourself..J':.. .j.hi"soll._:m.jJ~\. n.l.JbJJ'.j .... family the young man. II isa ...sol 10 join to me_alld bis father's wishes were never pUI in have no hope !'rom the law.)o... but his father was always very good when to Icnve me some money IhisMrDnrcy.> into their conversation well knew that gentlemen 'Yes.madesUl"elhatlhelllol1eydidnOl all come writing.\1J_""".JI~G:-l d'.1Ji-... I never intended 'CfJ ...DI....yLI) ~) _.....'.J~ .J 1.'):-1 Jl~l.0_.) ...>-i~J."..!..:.ol.JSJIl\J. too well and too long: pretend behaviour even though father wanted lobe sorry replied I have known Mr Wickham.Ml..J\S <.c"'''.....lljJ ...:.-'...l..._.l.'i~~i0\~\'.. bUI as you Can see..)o<t"'}~~ll..!IOtiI much like him several ·~I¥Jlrc..-:""..J..qjJI"__".....:Jt..itp:. do nctIike mnst him 'SUI 1 cannot him here..:r._".'" JfoJC_l.o i~l~).Jl......~<$_..J._r.o<~i...s...)I..rJb .J01~........]10''l..JJ ...}><-i...I.~i0i~.i'"'o. 'A~ well as 1 would Jmvc spcnt lhcrfiuld..indccd....}O WLl>..IS.\ ..JI~l.)Jj':~l_. l..After some Darcy time she was able to bring the name and asked Mr Wickham of Mr if he ...>J~.-'"'"""''l.lJ'i....J:-I.. His he died. to me..lir. '1 ~J-> •...)'Ii":"'.5:J..:-i~.....:-~\jl.. the army. find him bad-tempered 'I shooidnolgivemyopiniooorhim..Jl.J..lI. andprood.~l~I.jJ~~l....i)I~~ -'--':-l..s_.. 1 have know Mr Darcy Mr well <J.l._""""""'l..I.Jr.t-'. I have had 10....: ..l:.r")'J..:..J..l.._r-c1...!..l...--....~~'l .UJ1..:.o::i~J-" ..)\S..

it seemed.l.i~~....J.)I......_..r}.>J.i else aU [he way home..J!c.r.Jl~.:.._r"Wlr~'JJi~~r..J..\:.u) ~u ..~'__. herself continuaUy sad hislOry....M_foJ.. J'--~~1__....j't)Jj.l. wcrc sucor once on the House ~ ?~.u. buck to Longbourn . ::~~~..J":/ 4JS .Jl~.<Lt..y'.J)_d )J?.j'_"'J_..:S:.\.y'<5'1 I.L..d~~r.J:.. Lady Catherine.I~\" y.._.:._)\ll..!lI.JiC...-t.:.)!.~\JJ her.i~ ~jj~Jl?I.l5c?~...I)_.>.t.it:'~I.....lr4-<u~IJJ'u...- '..)-\ri.s ...:l~ •. Elizaooth Catherine and she be as might of man his friend 10 suspect things head and disagreeable the foolish went full of Mr as her nephew.)Ir.J~~~I~J'u.JJ....:.hardfricnd.J.j <..-JI_"-:'-I.. anythingofil norMr Collins 10 no time [0 menlion cause nefther whole journey Lydia sny of her staters. thut he em" he II be a very interesting companion ifhe wishe<J..-l\$~.Jlj-::.>.).J~u. was.-.. Elizabeth of ncmtng at tile end of the eveoing •.r"-<'i~->-:---lI..=~Ir.. though nunt...s .~.l.:v.:.Jc?l.f.u~V'_".J ~L1I"'4' .:..r~i .)!~)..:r.t.-JIC'.:...j-4..1 .Elizabeth was amnted Wickham could was honified to hear this awful Slory. She as ..J 'i i.JiJt:. MrCollins Wickham's away in spite of all the said about with could was beand there 4J. was Mr Darcy's though!.J~ 10 think that a man as gentle told hcrdmt lowards Mr Darcy could people and pleasant and pleasant MrBingleycouldhavesuchaprolld..I_r..~~~J:~ Y'Jl_...Jl.. Lady with people such us Mr Collins's who was as rich Cnherine de Bourgh..Jfo.o~.:...4\'I.J-li.. wna likely began proud good her think thul Mr Bingley realty mar Lady <imply did not know what sort was.I:--l1':/Jt..1 i~...:...hlk) .Jr.lliJ...--u...'~)I:'li)-JiL. especially ployer..lJ".rtj<.I....""""""...---II.j..JI~I...JI.yll '4'I_.buIMr be very agreeable 10 nnd friendly if he chrue be.II:.a")l..Jfo.-~.."--..-tC.I.d ..i.4>'l-. <..p.--'...-)<IJ.?iU..-:.'IIJ5r'-.Il:':"..l.:.

J...l_..oJ'4-ISi:...:r-..'I)\..~.JJ...j..\S'~l:':"'tJWS'I. ··I!)I!)\r....and th~ more she wondered wusright.&--"'Jj)0"o...I.:#"~.JL..fo!l invitcdIOR(lsingsP(U"khyLndyCmhelinedeBourgh..:. to appear She did now begin to wonhe next was she She if he for her to join him in his life at Huns- by his Side U~ his wife when ubout ...J}II~)t"""'r-..t.--l1 ..-lIJ....::.I..JW\. hoped extremely with Mr Wickham.::.lJ~.?r-~.!l)~:ri-jJ) J!J\...>-~.J.."..".jA.iJ .. dances derifhe and that it would would d!IOCe the able fornclergymnntonppcarat asked with him..""')lltl..l> felt be would to accept even dances world without pointed.o~rlJJ.....:r!ll. to it greatly. and lHfo.) tJ-"J..>.I..i-.J..j of tile ball put all other They Even Mr Collins invitation if she out of Iheir forbe able be suafirst two him disaptwo (or the next few days..o_.a.t~.Ollr\!\'IOl..l\"~t..\...t.p:...>l~~\ <..:..:r.j....:...i.)till...L.J.i~....~ sisters to the ball ar Tues- Mr whole sad SI01).)!~I~y.. just after Eliz:.-".l....:.J_.-l1 ... Mr Bingley's Elizabeth were all looking .:../.?/J~J0<it4.. was more never eventually it Iho more she thought of her as a possiblo than pleused wife...):.4-:':"'_.~I.JJ 45 ..)tcr-JJI..)tu.UufoJ.J.ljJL"'l<..JJp.b- she felt that she could impolite..~....:....L.:.>-.)IJ... ...J~ WS ":"'..J.1L.-J1 arrived day.i..rTu\sli>ulC::J'''''' J1J'1~~I..o.~':IIil..LS.\>eth personal Invltauon had told Jene nnd hi..")....J~..SI...:ru~.CHAl'mR The following Wi~khum's THREE morning..:.)t~.... being She had and though an event of that kind.~.CJ\S'..J_'_...S"""')\ill...!l1~:r-!.o~L.:..jAJI~l • ..:.r....He it was the last thing not refuse most those She was to dance in the ~WliYlJH.I""'-\4:l<-J". Mr Bingley ~..)LS c?4 it.l1 a ~~~~~I...I.-aJI..?t.~J~Lo~... The heads ward to deiivertheir Netherflcld news Hall.. she wanted...t¥.LSJ.I.y~~~JjS..O""'J_S had any inlcntionofncCCIJtingsuch w..:.I..:.)"iI..'L< .~WIJ"..$~\'I)~\'tJ...j.:..~:"""1y.<.)I~t.i.i. He wns thinking horrifiedbythisideu made one 10 her by....Jl J...s.i~lnll":".L... ubcui an offer..._."I:'!....I.~~J ~41.'lr~J-'-..L:_..Js-1JlutJA-....:.iL.:.s1.LSI:... to be able offer.".?..L.J'.) ~~J'~:':"'..f·. It would take place the following ideas iiL.ilJ... had plans but there was nothing she could do to avoid MrCollins's ford..t.....-Jtc::.: ..Jl...l.a...LS"'\~'jL:JIc. rp...s..)i.

.. of her._j. ways in silence.J.ll .SJ ....y.._...i dl-..i.......lcj->-...j..... ...> c:-"L.....\..!..--P}I_.>~.....>...uI.)!..I.:.4.. and she only To Elizabeth hoped it seemed to lislcntohel"mOlher'sendles~commCl1tS(lnthcdclights of the young that hermolher during had decided to appear as silly as possible that MrBingley 4-1 the evening.JI.~) '-=---""1I._\)...i..jl>.)!il".I......)li.....iiil ij_..\_..Jl:..J-". when she knew that Mr Durey was ncar enough couple's friendship.l... standing ceptcd the of Mr Wickhllm'.i.>-'-!:O""":"Uu._.J.1_"...... must day of the ball at Naiherfield Hall 3lTivcd.lJ!.y~41J""".~~r-4.r"r-<-J.L..lane's and she seemed happiness which saved the Mr Bingley !..I. us 'J'?-. dunce-floor.t:.i)lir:->-~Ir.:.-ll~...fjI5.:.wasdifficllilanduncomfortuble._.J. Her mother ........>-.....>....wJ.- entered the ballroom and looked for Mr \(lwn Wickhum...5~~.L..:..:._..J~I)r-<-4~w')\..~iJhJ..iJ9-.S_..I...ll J I~ ...<f-..-'-! .. et all....S'":"'_..lhoughElizabelh tried several especiuny change the subjcet.f...J!.. it was only.iJ\....r:::.)'IJJ.j -'-:-l1r:::u"I}\.-JliJl.:-I.o.. Conversalion danced.j\..:J._i_.I.J~ .LlIJV..I.!..1. ~I..-l).j~..<?.:.....~..I......I.\.r<J '-:-"~-'-!'1.-r)I~._.. though 10 avoid ilad 10 go \0 knew Mr Darcy. in front him without Then.I~'-!"'). )t....W!.. .\l1 1hi~ 100...JI._.shchadneycrconsideredlhuthemighlnolbe BUI have u seemed gone he hnd suddenty before.+"!k-~r-' for Elizabeth..p\.u.mdlheybolhfeit quitedissatisficd lheirseparate In lheend evening with room noticed he Jane at the end of their dance...Jl..lI~l ~·L..J!<J'~~I..t.s.->-_..--lI.J".u.l.-.....~.5.j4-----iJ_'>"_iJI.lanced sevcrnl person limes in the talk whcn they went '-!l.r..L. ShCW3ssosurfliisedthatshcacand they took metrpruce between them.ai)1.)I. had been concr:ntTllling their mether too much on Jane to have ncnced 46 ."".~..j .-.o.l. on he for-'.ry... ..I_.lJ .~cl.:.... )I<J'J..->-)I~}tlJ.>1...)Jl.b......Jr.j~I~>L<J.~1~1 ' c.ilI..lI.:-lI~ iJ\SJ. ..oJ.....y ~ ..:..~II.o:-1r.. suddenly.I.aiJ.. requesting who was not a who wus lLfriend Mr Dl..Jl:lI .l.II.r'-~I4lLi_..r"iJs..U.JI......rcy of her cn they und the next witil an officer she found ..~4JIJ I-'-!J.IliJ!c:: '<'y'W1r_"JI.()IS:..)I~..~'11 .J-liJlS.>iJlS'-!"'JbWliJL~:.J.L....I....:. and it was the only thing times 10 make her mother she could about to Lady Lucasorherotherfriends.a.!IJjj.i.Jt..~~}._..:.o Ihe pleusure hand for the next dance... around Till ~..)_.The Elizabeth there...JI5._).l.s~jlo~.Sr-:-J~..i.u)i<J':':'_.r"CJJ~~I_..wl)~r-'<?jJl.. 1-.w..)1 .l....J.!l!."_.lJ"" ..?~ business the day Elizabeth that in orcer So sbe sut- rered the first two dances good duncer. with Mr Collins.:JI4'i c..r1I~..Jl 'J ..)t.1 ..IJ thinking..J)ll.JI..4--1~"j iJir:::.iJ\SJ.I_.L..i:..:..-...!..4-i~L..--...I) r..~.".. to be the only muy wamed 10 be with that evening.':. ..--lI::.wr:::i...u.....J ••W·~·i~J.....4--\..-!.

. Mr Darcy said nothing to anyone.jCJj~t.! ~J....J.JI..j'c--'J...J!~..J!.jJ J..--lIY'>_.-\1.J..J"1lo..q-'j~e. comc his wife..$. ~1"_'~~J..<.till perfectly 60tisfied.r-./)W.jJ..._J\ ~~I..iJ~~IJJj Elizabeth decided that it would be best to gel thi.Sc?I..JL-.:.jJl::Jli"Jlj ~ ..w&-.:..J> 48 .!lLo.~I_..ll_.I....J~...ojJJ~~.:)~J... He spok.J..S.SJ:. accept an offer from him 10 be- ~~:~~S225:~~ .r..St:' .i-.andshcquickly Cutherine.hllJ\:.:t..:..J.l...t.~~I... . ~_.:.l..I.?i':"'...-)~.4-) . Mr Collins began.Jl..~..''':>.::---"iJfo- '. Catherine.Jjl&-.j0--j---M ....i ~~\t!I..)':'''''JJ~4J\J!'_'_'\lI.j!l~) . under any circumstances...r ':..ii/jIJl~J.:-J. J wum you upsillirsnow..:. He had decided 10 waste no more. which was the last to leave_ Mr Bingley and Jane were standing together and talkcdonly to each other... wuiting for their carriage.-JI.ilwasabS(llutelyneccSSUryloin\errupthim und make it clenrto him Ihat sbe coutd never..:...-JI~·...i<..J~iJ.:.')L.JII.-..i-<"Jl·:.feuvlng Elizabelh alone with Icflthe room with MrCollins. .:.I.~'0.AJ\JJ~Jifl.J.._. He wenl all very sertously and cnretufty for !.LSIt.ll.....L.. London.ome minule.....'./'_.md with a promise fl'o!!l Mr Bingley that he would come and have dinner with them at Longboul11 immediately after his return from nextduy.J..-I~.t.L~ go on business the ''''I::JI~r.however...)J-f..J~j&-.)!...il.<'... busincssoverasquietlyandasfilmlynspossihlc.Sh._~.....hJI~1.j~.e Ilrst tc Mrs Bennet and made sure thai &hc would not oppose any fumremarriagebetweenhimselfandElizabelh.l...j~'_.iJ~I.JL.. since his holiday was only until the following Saturday..s..I-.--l1t:". .s::.?l~'!Il J}.L..o.r-lU_..1:.JJl l! was the next day that Mr Colfins mnde his otfcrro Etizn...->-....:Jli ..certainly_ -I "!!l sure Lizzy will be very happy..:..... But Mrs Bennet wa. .~<$l<?}~~[Jio~ LI1.. Come with me._...'!I-~-l<?j-.J4.1J.yl_""'..andshe left Netherfield reeling quite sure that she would soon see Jane happily souled there.JI.At last thc eveningcamc to an end tlley stood saying goodbye to MrBing1cy and sisters.....iJ1 r:r-J·J"'-+i"'l..r'4i4 ~ )_.\.II..t.I1YIJ::J. where he h~d [(1 ~.y\.... 'Ohdear!-Yes-No..~IJ b:-1~L."...~/":"I~..l...li-J.L.--lll~..Is .l$"i..~I_..o.Jli}lc?'-':"'..l.}.'shcsaid....J1 :. lind once or twice Elizabeth almOSI began 10 laugh at some of the things he said....oi_. As soon as they were alone.JI..iJ!L:.!.l..S~ul~'r'-i... ~i'1..AII~st.)!I.l.-JI<>I..... beth.)I.~i.. please..-l\c::~ .'r_..k. .".:v.. Mr Bingley'ssistersscarcelyopencdtbeirmouthsandrefu~d La make any conversation with Mrs Bennel.>-}~1..Jt..l.Is~<-I'JJ¥~.<:...":"""~L>:-<5rl.:.Jlw)_.~0iJ--oU':IlifiJ1~I...J.

.AJI...J._..... pride was hUI1 u little.' had lold Mr~ lIIc1y.I.I....r"'4..-1J_..J-i....sL_'·-:.S} ~ his attentions daughtcr to her friend...s:J._..I...llcJl.\.poke J!~l..p...j. ..h...-JI.!~t:4----~d.rlJ_...."J~ '-='9'..l.J".l:J."./'\.! _)o .:..... L.. 'that I have of ever accepting believe your <lffcr.....-lI_r..!l.IJ<.. 'Pic!!.\.L..J!J!~.i.: intention me.l..~<J~Ji •...d>·.J! <J-YJ ~J.JI:':'_"':'.1 was only after Mr Collim Bennet hud lind Firmly that Lizzy to Elizabeth only after had refused him.... ~I ". really his cousin never speak 10 her again ifshe and only after he had told his wife to believe thatEliz!his..I.._........:.r'J~l:~'WI~.:...._.L.s~1 ...?J. ._..J1!l).Jli ..>JJ_I\L..J"1~L/"~cJiir-cJ~A<'p'-<WI~.tl.?)I.... the same thing.llJjFcJi....J.... H(l SCUTC(lly...ll.-JI~..)~r 4---<'~\. h~ 4:-k_J..Jl.t>~l..ScJl.1.J..... But he did not understand in no other way. days ancr this event again..I.f.~I.. of uncomfortable agreed to speak most ·L.D)_U":"":1...rJy-S. Lake in !he idea that she really his offer to her...i~l~:. Mr Bennct and lold did agree ~1c:~..l.io!.cJl~...~~I. He!houghtlhismigbt played when tlley secretly bea wurano woman p·L..He would was game refusing nOI.I...ll...JlcJL.:.<J4 Jlo.o.. rsl_.......\)I~IJ .rJl.)!)_.......J10~~u:""'::I1.or-J_".lS I.. and I would me sincere speak behup- pier if you would But in ~aying so lmmedifrom my bClIrt...Jl~i._'.._.jilj.S:J..r-- her that he would to marry abeth why MrColiins."':"'...._...J.J..!...JirS-)_.....:S...~.....JtJ.j?~ l...s-.l'. .IS} of Slr wllllam end Lady Lucas 50 .$y).r!~~ri'J <..J.iJ~.l<:.tkl~~1 that young believe edtomx:cplsuchanofferfrnmagcntleman..r.. l:-~.S J~"':.r-l...LJII. Jl .::.~'...~~.J_'9IJ.5r to Elizabeth was soon almost Elizabeth's instead his normal ungrateful to Elizabeth self oguin nnd disbehaviour hcrselflmd Lucas.-}_....:.)I~..u.S-~~!..Al1 ..... Charlotte ..J"·:~Ir.)j~I._.Cunl'peaicmo)·cpiainiy?1 ...ijJ'CI_')l""""rC_..r:o.i~... 4...~\._..:l..s1~1. sir: said Elizabeth.JI.."-''+l-.I.. he suffered It was several fore Mrs Bennet Mr Collins cussion p"ssed..j~~ .L. and though his be" but soon turned the that Mr ColJins began was behaving like was refusing him..J_..lJ...I5lL..'_...-.."..!l_..:..s.w~..:.or>IJ ~li~::..o....:.".i."..i>j.I_....-JJ _$\:ll~1. • .J\J...A<OI.!.J..~l.A....r.s-~ Jr'_...:..r-'I~Jjr""tJt~LiJ..:.J~......!.t> Jj_.l'~ll.S.:....J~4~""""_~.. and only after Mrs Bennet to ask him to speak to his daughter gone immediately to Mr Bennet had spoken 10 mllke her uC\:ept this offer of marriage....J"~I. at first..t..u>J .i '1!.

.l.i~".l. e..:.!l...U?-0i .--31 J) <....r_".".y~WI)L.1..l!..:...lil.....J+-JI0-'~J.W....)1'_""JJl...:-.?...:.--l\1~0i'J).. ~'~c:"Jt.JJ.JIJ!~...\i...)JL...lw~~...~ IJ~_"'..J')~ '0J.l4::-:S~I<JL.u.. 0iJ--:.. tJ-" }I.---..4..'JI~_)ci..JJ!~J.>_).l.IJ-r}~..-c~ ~')G ..i.)'J'~':Ili~c!~)I.. Nl<s..)LJI 'j~~""""~Jt'IJ..IJ')~0i..1 0~'j-""""'I.'J.JI..l!~li ·<r')..>.!.::.$t ..i ingverymuch in love wilhyou..i......J1~)Jl</....r:i-:r .:.<.-l1.>-.I.l.s) ."d.~w..Jtlj_"...!...~wiJ-i.i~JLSl.:.:r" 53 .o....J..<.:s...\..L.!L-Jt"J.Llcci.---o"j .:Jitrr:!'.!..)I.i.JY'....JIJJliJjLo...)I..' ·1"".IJ ...!. \........ ...~l.j ":-"~...!lt .:1JJU~.-...""~l:..)I...:z.~ ·:~l)....- ~->-:---l'..J.L.w\4-:J..~r+. l.l..

!.S_....:...ou.". 'You must he is not choice happen will know Ihat 1 would 10 Ncthcrflcld be necessary....-l>:->4:I. '4.:r...i.o.j~"_'__l~I~.<.' replied thai his sis- rera and friends 'You must Elizabeth.._..:.i..i>J!.' him in a good mood .II.i-'-'t.....:..._~.):::~~~~~:ll:::.... .L... ~)JS2I~J-obLpl . pleasure sister of seeing the effect thateyery of her beliefs on Jane.Jl~I.i.. ~L.smilingsad_ Iy. never rcru~e this winter.J!..~I~I.--l10~J_.I'_'"':il.-...~I.u~r.:.:.::-!J_.o.:r. 'But.somellow.._...!ll.:>>')1..l. .<..~)j him.J1 ~..:.o_..).-l>:-.I....:..rJI..S-).-1 .z".~:~:..l0t::.-Jl ..<...i~')!.!... ~1' :<..-:-lIJ'j.'I wish eear slster.:!:. in six months.-~":""'l>:-1 ~l.t.JI~.i..'.. She soon 10 her sister... 'If of you feel that nor disappelmlng greeter then you importance his slstcrs !lnd Irlendsis of being than the happiness course.r->i '<s~.. ..:>L._hI over the next ciay ortlVO and Miss 10 him politely said Eliubeth_ 'It U.I.s_r.. ~~-'r".!-....-:-.t ...._)~)':.J. I could see it like that..r..tlI •.i..i.s'.......l-!...i..&.Jl ~I.JLJ :J'. but then 'Howc~nyousaysuchathing?'SaidJune....:.j!_.>..I\..."pIJ.~.:. began to hope wish of her heart might one day...j'..))-.)i.. refuse him.J~ .Cr.:. my L.o:. '_"_".s:.~~_):. and more attention 10 Elizabeth's .5).:.JI.lJ-l must..JIS0:JI......_:....:>_""':'I~!'~<i)~.".'?9...:r.Charlolle paid more Lucas. ..I Lucas was kindenoughtolislen I am most grateful is keeping .s:..)! .s:J.~~....._rJ4.:. ~fo. ...':J1i~.J"'\S_.._.:.' his wife..lJ..:. if returning never my may A thousand things ~J ~U-#'1....._. Elizabeth Mr Bingley said so with to Netberfield.:. be answered Mr Collins frienci.:_. u l)....)~_.:>1~...JuJ'J....or '~~_...:.Jij ..:.oIJ how aan 1 be happy even thinking wish him to marry somMneelse?' decide foryOU!1Ielf.' did not..':J...JW~~I... Chanone....j to you.' replied Jane.)_. howeVCT..~Iu1J.<..)1if-=l0tS.l!..L.:r.)1~~':0~~~.)i~-':4-:o=-1~L. 4<!1.i.:J~~I~IJ.)~..~L.01...~l~t~. .hJ'.yI_...J"I....:-~I)i. .<..really would some nOI he returning force believe this story that and she had the Her ·~i~J'j.. ij.

.'J SiJ!JJl.. did not Cure how soon Iheir mlllTiagc took pl.j-"':._:..s...:..~u.. t..c._:. JiIJ .. which was 10 aUraCI MrCollins lohcrself..t of men..j~D._..~I)~I. ::..J.. she saw him approac'l.s:JI.-0_.".JI.l..~-.Lw...ji....:s::JI""""'IJ.JJl...J}.I.ng the house aod imm~dimely set out 10 meet him occidcnulUy on \he way.'....nI~J...0t..~i4:-- ..... if only Mr Collins was nOI going 10 leave Ihe ncighbourhoodsosoon.....:.C v{!I)'early and very quietly the next morutng.L.....~~I.ri-r-I..:JI~.t~~. J01'>"'Jii_... as his present circumstances at Hunsford and hopes for future wealth after the death of Mr Bennet 111Loogboum House madehima vel)' respectable malCh for her. But Churlonc received him in a very encoumgtng way From an upslail1 "..5".] purpose...L..~'i'~I..-lI\.s:..."2r'.:.b.. everything was settled between lhem end he asked her 10 name the day which would make him II.JW:-)I.~..J~'...IJ..._11»JJ_.~ y~Jil~AJI~'J01.<-4t.._.....i\..~.J.~~~::~~~~~~~::.h·.....}J..-JI.":".J.:.Charlotte fell tbat she was being useful 10 her fricnd..1JI?'~.. and wa'ql.L.v.I..v.oJ! J~-. Miss Lucas..!J....w1 .::""""'I.<-~I.JI'.J...lI~j_j.._.i.r"'j1 .'I.l~ij..J.._....S) tr-~ j?".r.J_lll.}~.J. .V"'I.-II~·...uI.J.l'..l_..J.J....J~lry'~I.1J .l.i&.~IJjt"'-:V'--' .u.t.)..JJT~JJt!..:.})l.._.uJ.J!)J1 ~...:..-l~...:..nI_s~l.i. Sir William and Lady LlLca~ mpidly agreed to Mr Collins's request for their daughter's hand....01.J\". But she had mi~judgedlhc fircand independence of Mr Col.~~)..lile happy to give up a liltle of her lime for that purpose..U:.~..t".~"'4J.Jly _.f.-.. moming departure Or begin (0 guess what ils purposo WiLS..r..~ 56 57 ..i.!."...5"..-\:.:."~w". lIS he did not wish lhernevcn to know hc:had tried until hc: wus certain thai ChnrlOll<....i:·I..:_..J.JI.WS:J\J <.?JSL$....ASy~ J~cJ>~"...JI.01.~·~·J~IJ Jb'Jl:JIc.:.l!r...lI2r'r~ c lJ.:.:.:J '-'" ~ihJ.r.....".~~i.. holiday.J....J~:'..i.~r-'.._.._"j!_.J-4>JiJ.bA.Y.Jl. who accepted him only because she l1adwltntcd to i"ind a husband with a reasonable income as quickly .r.>Js._:.J..SJ J ...f-'-'IJ.l\ .."'... which Jed him to escape from Longboum HOUl.Jj.~ possible. at the end of hi.f~js_.r.)\. lins's chamcter.~_..-.. She had never dared 10 hope that she would find so much love and so many carefully prepared words ready for her._-+'IJ!..>~.L:l)~I>:..:.iYIJ r-h...:.)0... and 10 hUfry to Ihe Lucas's housc \0 throw bimseff nl hcr rcer He was concerned thiltnnne "fhis cousins should n(llice his earty ..~~~~..o..e hnppie.lkI\._.I'--:>-L.4J ij"G.I.}J')\.o.'"'-'~'_:"~0-'''..lI~r-'.w._... would accept him He was still feeling much less confident Ih"n usual after his uosucccssful adventure with Elizabeth on the Wednesday..:.llr... In the time that Mr Cclltns's long speeches would nllow.J~) ~~t ~.1CC.ndow.s.Jl.and Charlotte seen began 10 feel Ihal she would certainly have some success.._}uJ_. Bill Elizabeth did not suspect her friend's rea.....>u..<..I...... :~~~~~:t~~~~~I~~ l~J~"..L.u.* '~.

J.~..I:-.)~...l.SSiimher that had fcll ~1~(~.. that not help feeling that friend not bchavedquiteproperly.'..r" !~.'(..'r-lJ.:-.:..- ._.._.0\...'li~:..."""_"'_.b(J' ''':.1..4'!..ic...o.....J~.1.)~~_..l J~lr _..I.._H...J_..butshewasamazedthatE:harlom:haden_ coueraged 'Many blc!' possible feelings happiness.>.i:...uL.._.I..!..li>t..I...J""'!c...:&-t:..)s-~lif~"....4' ttt..>_""'I'!.~JJ.....1J4...0\'-"'.LS .:...kI.J'I~~\:.L<ILw~".:. ..J_)l_..r)~.I~.ff!.1SJl.JZ [...c:4--<J.!....w..."J:.......)lS_... piece him and could Mr Collins! 1101stop hcroelf from c(ying oul: My dear Charlotte..__L..II.L\..~~L..al to think worse t-'....L<'y'.!..LIs).~. ')1_..."=-..:.I..L.bul worried betruly than thnl.l-'-! i}.>.L:.o~~'~_'_":.Jt&...:.!.0L.!.-lJt~i-4-'c:-I..:.J.nJ~J..:':_'l4.?-J..1~~~::~~1~~ ~r'J""""':'Q_..AAL~i_.J\J~L1\'.)~ .0":1\.!Jly~ ul~J..!J~JjJ...._. of news....!...'-:-JcfJ But Charlene's serious face told her that it was no cffon to control longer lhis She wished ber friend about and Elizabeth and her words.)!~1_.JJ\..S:.. :Jt&..\JI~~~'''''''_' .J....i=.:.)_clI:.II lastdayorlwo...lp.JI~. mnde n great all possible amnzing and leaving Charlotte Eliznbctl! She could did not ~tay much ..lt.)!~.hlIY'CJ)l0i~l_) L:-1....j...JJ~_)I.d-J.JJ\. 'llorning..J..u..J_r<.JIJS~J..l.r...:-l\'-"':.i..jjl¥ .J J JplJ> ..I.s.C~I lY'l&.......:.. Ih31'$Jmi.._...iJ.y~'_"._..l_r..Jol1\~G~p4.~..JJ..JJl... ~r'.:...~~-'-" 0J~_.l..J..:>_.. !.j.l'.:...:5.j '-.....ll (t.~~..b.J\S"}J->'~...P~0!4-:4S-!=c.p.1l.J4\.._r.1. .ll.JI..'...J?~.IJxrl ..JJl_.I.r.!UjJ..r-1r....J...-JI£J~~'..\. )1...:..il:j....l.shc it would be impossible for her friend ever to happy with the future she had chosen 59 58 .1))I)i J6.l1 W::>-.JJ..i~.J1 .J 4..:J~J~~~I...l~.

Elixaberh who knew that he was thinking ~li1I lhe only one in the nn invitation ~1_r....._.~ CJ}I ...r... The others of accepting r# ..wlwJ>~I_:Jl wJS..>-)l1t?} .J!~.....S.:..._.md her offer of Ihal Charlotte had accepted .1 and thut she 'l'US the before she was call..uwLS.y-Jo'~j>..Lo_l:..r .:.o~ICIJJ...I!":..s->-:-lI~..A..~L..'f • ..."s..LS.J~..:.J!~l->-:-ll.ilS~tJ.J9...~.)_. Sit William daughters marriage.)....:.r'-t·rt")J~J<...+F:llAW".J'''''lJJJi ~~J41J"..'...:s:Jt~.. married 10 aman Most of it was meant rcmindEliz......i~J..J....-.l:1' theircongr:llUlations from the happiness character Hunsf'ord When that Sir William peCI for thctr daughrcr of Mr Collins frnm Londcn Sir William of the excellent nnd nf the cimvenienl wJ.<-~.... W\.\JojJ.>-)IJI.r very long.i~J.Lj.i.s.:....4-J~lr.abeth~lUlshehudmisseclthechanceofgelting with n good income II WIIS Gr"_.'rl~lr.'dlmglilergcttingmnrricdbeforeilerself or nny of h<. 'Sir William! Bennet But he replied Elizabeth ation by offering How can yooren firmly such a story?' cried Mrs and silu· of exof .-YJr-:lJ".i:S!~J".-iI..j a___.lntcrinlhc day..J'~)I4.....j~L.Bulthcn.5f-\jlul!w.J-:-'"\:....i •..1iJ"....J.j i...._rJ.:J.:rj\..u0fo....~..U>I~J..<:Jt_.J_.!1l:'.wl.....i...:.--lI:.....rJi)WI.......:...f.-WJ c....~_"JI\j"..w\wJ. invitation WIL1 Ihat morning amI i~~..lnJJ.iJ ~L~.I..:.Jt.Aw~..-J_.lS).})L:.j~I_r..s~I.ll~LS'.Mr Collins happily fnmily before accepled snld his long goodbye. .-J1~j ~ <bWI._...ll ":.--.:.it.b had gone..hJI"':..:..lp am.i..ll'sisters.l"....J~I.r.nJ!..I'_.r..... the news..coflhcil'fricllti.'..JJ_.--r-"'h ·CJ)~r..J~1 .~ Mrs D~nncl's to him rc comc were ~II surprised toretum of ~nd visit him again..r..:.j.:.J1.--lt_.t.:r L._..J.lo-! 60 .:..j~.:.":II:':"_r.._.J4~~ ~·J....!"'1S_.hL:.......u.JI ..rJ ~)"...l...4-1& . especially Lucas called after the embarrassment and told Mrs Bennet Mr Collins's Eli7l1beth'srefusnlofhisoffertoher.L.._""":'~J'tr"}'Y'I..J'O/~Jl-+:'4'~~~Wt~c:!')l\h..J' ~).Jr-:lJr.JI-..:...14'~4.-)...?...SJ.._r~ .J""...JI~w1J:J ~~I.r-:lJr..ll~)..4 4J...y..llJ-\.:...l..·':~iJ.! politely helped to her rudnc'i'l and by talking could distance and Jancboth him in this unpleasant and Lady Lucas thismalch..J4:Ji.""">\Jrr.:.lsL...t. .j '0)1 Ih. able 10 see Elizabeth a week .4 .LS .:r..J~u~I.l.iJJ.\".Jllh.. Mrs Bennet had a lot more to 10 8ay on the subjcctvutccurse.:...t_.4.i.J.}Jr-:lJ".

·Whyshouldshehuvelhefamily and thls houscvshe repcatecly 63 ..S".J them Lacy Catbe- .~ciJtr"~tIJ)Ir..andthatshewishedthemaniagetotake 10 Lougboum he did arrive in two weeks· time to discuss and complete in n much all the erraegernents for his marriage for that visit....J..ft!..4..e was the fuct that and nOI one of her own d~ugh\ers.....:JLJ.I_"""" Jirtl!Ji..sl...r1.J-.i~_rSl.I'~ll_. .... ~.lVf-_.I..lljJ <'J~)\.:.. for having him to slay andteHing rine de Bcurgh was pleased place us soon as possible.I.~~~~~ ....lltJ~<...)~d"~!i~J...Jl.~I4:-'"~"lIJ4-'JL..Jl.\. them endlessly that :.....:.jl:.J.":..j~J...<l.Ji""""""'Y-JJI....\:.r.' ~~~"'4"~..~. DayMlerday but thnt his sisters the ertrncthan hi.J\...l~ ~_.r~-. .il:.lJL..-:...·:i.._r.::..J_..._..L..!.rll with the news that he was goHe Iherefore intended 10 Clmrlone...s1.--J\:.·~_'-"..~.L!..J!::'l-'!J tiona to June.l '~J_rlIu.:-\~:" rT~ry.J:.o-....-?.l-I4--~IJ~.r_...:.?J\xJ5~~L.J~'~~0"..r"'-i'.j!L>..~~I.JJ''''''I..I.)ji~JJ>\'-:'_.\.:J_.i.l_..lP_...S_.A.!.~~' JJ.l\~~I.!.~\....J"'IS_.'_.l...)I.?.JI..->_'<p'-.Jl. live in Lollgboum "skcd now be the woman fortune aflcrMrBenncl'sdeuth..:01St. more Ihan anything who would el.. and never thanking she tried to hidc her fears them..'...J.J..\looJ.....r"""""'\J)d ~\J...:r-_...JJ1~Y".I_.J._.r~.J1JI.:JY'~j)_.'.JlSrT W"""l..\.....j J.!1J...I}I .e--....1.l..~'-. about MrBingley's and about the Iact that nothing began had been heard about his inlemion not thnt he no longer be successful of London might cared keeping finally herself to rerorn.::--lI.j..l bl. Jane ullom this constantly.JJd_." UY .. u!lraespoke about of him and Elizabeth for lane......"..". even 10 Elizabeth A letter came from Mr Collins..-JIJ.J)l!..JI<$.iJ'~..o-IJ.:.. he was received Bennet's Charlotte mind Lucas.:...lLJI.y... :.~-!r-'+!~r-' ~_.....\.:.}'':''.<..her nun her affectionate lane's worries the neighbourhood passed would rions though without news concern more and more towards ccntloued absence from more lofenr._..l..l....s.iJ"). him away ondthnt be stronger worried ~l::-~~:.? '.Sl'~i. .JI0"lJL.j~.<.j~...y.l"'u)'J.. ..'.i....J. most was to relllm When less of each on Mrs would House ingtobcmarried.I)I..?<.!..4'IJ'IUr-:-....S p .? ~)t..J~J .

.J.·...j~I. Miss Darcy....~I_.1:..J<W:':'i~. ..J"~I. to Miss Darcy Or that hc was uny less in love by his Interfering She began how much friends 10 give up .i.i ·ri •..4'~4:s:i...-"'~~Ir.L_.J.j'~~<JL.\Su...Jl ·Jo'.J10~:..'"'l.-)I4...CHAI'TER FOUR from Miss Bingley she would London ~nd sec A $Ceond leller nnivcd to any again hopes Jane at Netherfied....)!~J._j \-:--JitC7"'l ....Ji~~ .:... Perhaps perhaps dence to wonderif </ )J..•lli-....'.. ~.i.I......a.S....~r3}\-4l"___O.i~ ..1.... <.Jt..-£d".:.jL-)l.. all lhougill ".-1r.~10}..f.J a stil1lha! Mr Bingley letter said that they now spent house and rhmihey \0 whom was becomBUI Eli~nbelh.)" :~I_:.'..>\.!l.l Jane was in love with l..JI\.Si.IS ..o.5... had ever really him.Li~'"'ISI:.~~01J...y.f...il~>4--iJ.Jt'~I.J J.ISJL..:l!~)..~.)h:..:.. ing ut\!'Jcled wilhJnne.L.._...j~L.)!J~-". wharevcr he doubted...I:.Ju lot of their lime at Mr Darcy's lane reed the letter.IJ ....SJ.'..-.."!II. sible happiaesstogcrhcr.<-if.. )...01J ..l:-.-t..i_..!l.~...jt..'I..~..1S4 ~ .!.\i.~i. confiwas..l..l.11 ofrheir posBingley to him.j Jane had never made il plain enough it himself and had not enough and me o'pinions else.J.~J.JI_.__...:SL....S_.i )...j~.o.:..:...".o..JJ\.r~"J~4''':_'__..-"i.:.u.J. ~j) oi}if"'}''''__/:I\.1-4J~O""'.jI.-"I{fJ--'-~.I.&'':''.JJ-.)."tro' ..:r.I...J.J}~..lW..:....J>I. Ihoughl that MrBinglcy JJ.) ~ J5.JLi ~:ll..j0"11....:."..i.:.. ..1_.. i~ilJ..l .J"l~I.j'I.~1..b.....IJ . .)!~t._. rbe truih J.'.'J\..~.i.I~ Elizabeth nolhing looked at her sisler in amazement..p:.rP~jJlr3\'Iy"i_.....s~~1 JP"<.oi.L:---:-><">. \J....J ..!SJ~~~.....<orA_. The put an end ":"'.'y'_....-i}t'.C7'''l Iy be perscuded ~Ll-.J.-~w.I .:.I:.. think 10 argue !he wishes of nothing of his friends.J.Jl'_"":"s::":'......~t4·1..!..j.~\L.j foJS".:r. doubted saw a 101 of his sister......tp:.I~ 4----'".....___.._u".. 65 " ..I}J..s-J\J..fJ·.r:'~iJ'"'...i.....jt. 4i.J li.lJ-IIJ.dl Whatll1adeher~ngrywaslhuthccouklsucasiof continuing realized to see Jane."J~4C:=->~r1I..::...iJl~IIJ.-!\~~ :..>. bUl said .:..L:-lI.s::.i.?.. ~\J~.LI.... She could r- 1...

'You face,

doubt

me'

cried

Jane,

going

slightly

led

in the

'but you have no reason agreeable time, but

to. I will always

remember

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Y'..;~

him as the most mny take a liule

man 1 know,

but thaI is all. It get over my

r shall cen3inly

.•

..rJS

present

feelings.

l have the comfort

of knowing

that it has

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alijuSlbeenumistakeofmyownimnginntionandthatir has hun no one but myself',' Elir.aheth denr did nor see it that way, howevor,undmweit Me Bingley's friends - ami

to June thut she believed Mr Durey

especially

- to be responsible

for his decision more im-

not to "Clum to Ne~Ierfield. concerned portance known to increase

They were, .~he believed, wealth and social

Mr Bingley's

by a marTiage toa family and pride,

girl who had money,

n well_

.. 1v-:S

thaa tu make 10 the woman wish

sure of his happlhe lruly loved Miss Darcy:

nC$5in life by a mnninge 'It dOClI replied could
SCOrn

.y,..l,.
....... Jb 0t

that they

him 10 choose

Jane,

'but ifhc

is truly in love with me, then they us, I <1m notllsham~d of prefer

not succeed

in .epaIllting

hnvmg mnde u mistake

about his love. lind I would

fo\Jt.)s-.ill~):it

to think lila! tllnn to think tilat he 01" his friend, behaving well towards me. Solei me continue

Were no! to think of

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il and try to lInderSllInd

it like that, please,

my dear slsrer,' was scarcely

And from that time on Mr Bingley's ever mentioned between them.

name

Mr Collins's the thought would wife arrived.

second

Slay at Longbourn he next returned

soon

came

to an "'YI,)JJ)~).j;_";I!lIr.)~~I""Li!::..t._.,)l..Jl;..r' it his .;\.~Sj"""J,~)_.A....;L.o';.J.....;..')l_""'~l;.J " <$jJli_.,JI~~I.L.iJfo-.-.JJ~_,J.)!-.;Jl::lli)\.j~.Y'!.J.>J.-<oJ'';J~LM''''''''''''''''''~J''''''''.~Jj';''_,J)l..!.;'''''~ J.,-J\iJlS.''.II::lIJ.,s-i.I,.l>L...,<J.JJ.:.!'-''C:-",j.J~i.l.:-l\yl W:_;.__.'l..J......)li".".I_.,"'~I.y,.,JWIt:'!""\J)l".J;~J~ ~ vJl '<'::'>:-Jj ~l> .J)JI;r' _""""';.:...i) ~

end and he returned LOhis work nt Hunsford,comfortcdby that when to Longboum would become be to fix the day when Charlone Soon after his departure, from London was a sensible,

Mrs Bennet'sbrolhto stay for Charisrand gen-

er and his wife arrived m'IS. Mr Gardiner tlemanlike mun.

weu-ecucned

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That is almost impossiblc,my 'a~he dear aum,' cried EIi"-ll.JSl:..I.;\J<lLi_'_I~;*i....I.f'"c.r'J~""_'':''i'i.i!j..lI._..:J1".:. belh in answer hy hi~ friend loculi Thnl to lhislhuughl, ls being well guarded nOI wish him pan of London!'

and 1 am sure Mr Dar.:y would 1 hopethey

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on lane in such an unfashionable is good.

'!i).I.:j')""I)I~I.)!._.d1

will not meel al all,thcn.'

69

But Eli~abctll some-how meet

secretly

did hope th'lt Mr Bingley

might

Jnne in London

and Ihut all his love for with great pleasure, but she Mrs Mr

herwouldrclum.ltwDsDpo~,ibili\y. Jane accepted and looked never mentioned The Gardlners' B~nnet Wickham quent riously byshire arrnngcd guests. hcr num'$ invitation greally week dinners Mr Bingley at all. was very busy. for them, and officers forward to her stay in London,

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at Longboum lind parties

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and some

of me other young

were freBfizaberh

Mrs Gardiner logelher,

was ubJe 10 waicb

and Mr Wickham

Dnd saw Iha!, wilhau~ being scfrom the same part of Derthere. Mrs GarPemberley, father and had

in love, they both came Mr Darcy's what"

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and had many of lilt same friends family home. heard

diner had known had always been. They places was surprised people being

fine man Mr Darcy's had both known.

had u lot to talk about togeuier, by Ihe story of the young

remembering unfair man. with to When she

and peoplethey

and Mrs Gardiner Mr Darcy's young

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)_.-y":"".J1..ll.u. QT ~y..j\..\_.\S on her own in the park of Rosing> • herself 10 visit wh~tever do it except came to use. abOUI lwiceeach them how they should went to dine with her at the greal house " .)l~.. ...:-l'r::~Y':..!I.._)S" 0i:.Very 10ROliing.S.i. They teem at her lime looking al they been doing differently.t~ 4:-'J~_.....A.>-l'}.)~.s:JII~..Jl~ ten busy reading or working nOI walk in the garden.._J....I!~tS.<:...tl?..:J!..S\"..JIJJl::)ill.!lr...~L..... ..I_o..-...11j4---.Sir William line..l.j.jJ-:..x.._.)l~....P .-\jo~I. Now and men Lady Catherine their house and spent and advising week..~· .JJ_"""~ j~...I...-.oi:J... He was of10caH him ~11_.> .)!)I.~\._.r..tJ. havcto few days on Lady Elizabeth discovering seemed in which spcnlltoo passed stayed for only II week at Hunsferd was thanHul thnt they und af...._._'_'_J.t!:-t.dtJ-:---l •.IJ-"'.o.Jll~~I_o.f. ..I.1L...L.r..J).r_r.). jlyrJWIJy.l....~.j.l.. ':SL'~J":~I_...)!. did not terhelefltheirlifctheresculcllinlllapicasanlllailyrouElizabeth writing much time with MrCoHins.. went with when hcdid Catherine then walked quiet and Charlene paths which orrcn nobody ~~~~:~~~~~~~~ <!IJ4_....J§...j~J4j... '-r.I.iJ-._r1~I..t.)!.S_""T \~I_...)!..JI~tS.o.:.I.:r.rJ'.)o1_.~.

..... Although his arrival of their circle ..bul for some Iortuble....I..J.....:r.......?--' :.~....':':>WI~.... ~I_r.<'JJ~!~I~-.J.':"I.<$~..JI¥~'l1 .l':i·\ft._j1S....J_".J\~_r...\.J.z01.J~...ltllr:.-:"..l!J ~ ~:':......<J~411 }>J\.")Ul. make visits Elizabeth II chnnge was ~ ... if you hnve she a.I.. looked just as ne had at Netherfield lotte and Elizabeth to him withoul saying Hall...<R-J...wu.I..:.r" The news of his IIrrival soon reached to him..--l1 smnll with social his uunt and behaviour would give her and with Miss de Bonrgh sornething morning new to observe Mr Collins hurried and enjoy.:. ..· t....~~tJy...)!Y'.o~J'rJJy.J 4-<1_r.jJ~l.-:. expecting..)lL.... Elizabeth tumed both wished was most surprised of Mr Darcy pay their respects politely .L........ ked ''i.. however.)WIC~I'.J_r.S~~J)_J~1)4)i~."J0t\') '<r}~J..JJ..~ a word. NI-...:ll~_".:JL ..\.~UI.J~J~I......f"'}' i. Colonel picasumlYloCharlotlenndherhusbnnd..J_.!lt.I.llJW '.yIJ14t.. to ask Elizabeth Jane had been he forced in London ever seen about her family... when neWS came her nephew.l.)1 <. _u...S'. She WllS nble to .who ')l~l.I!c...4: ~J_.Jte....":. would Ro"ing~ thnt Lndy Cathcrine Mr Darcy._.-'lIJcli..sy...~-..::.r'J4je:'P":"...)~J......L~ WL...J>lll.....:.01s.....<$..1 J..)I...i..pJ...'"t.J~.CHAPTER FIVE l'hcr.i_.r <#.I$....IJ-""I~~l.l~\HI.1JJ1~ ~ a visit from and a Colodid not in the a friend of his.J.l~. and E!iZabeLh nodded her head ..-Il..'~~I_r.i~J'<..JJI.I .r...:..<o.J'y"...t..~t...:..-l11-'-!.t~I~!\. Darcy..).o....LC.J"I..r:. en(lugh lell th~l tjme MrOnrcysllt eecom10 be polite past three .. them and the next tc pny his respects when Mr Collins MrDarcy Chartalked reto Roaings e. At last....~.r"t.Jfo..l....5.J.L..4±~<r'~I_r.LJ1_..Jl:..r-\r~:/.t.._...:.JJL!.l'$ttwowceksofthcvjsjttoHun8fordlladp~ssedin this quiet way...L>-... He greeted Fit~willi:un J........j~l.. i to the ladies.-) .JLS.J'jlS'L?-Y...SJ.l.:...~....I.)! i)....l. like Mr nclEitzwilliam.-lI~Is.r}~ without saying anyrhtngJocking him~c\r ror the her there?' ".-lJJ.tJ...J\ .L..l '1 wonder hirnlnnocemly...? L?IJ_...iJ ~_.....J...lk.-)bJ.I. in the company \0 and his friend..

oEJ4B-J~IJ-!.!..:..JI~Il\.f'l!"...!Lt. Miss would show ingsoflnnlyseparatcdhisfriend.s ~J. 'J i..o..i.. ami they joined room Fitzwilliam.youknow....JJ.!..rl-. two gem lemen..plnys.j81.jJJ.I.·J_.::..·r)-II~~l ( u-"}\_..cf"'.?T'-'"'L.:..i.J1J_.r- her that he relt guilty if . much..L....I_:.JJYWIr-t'y._..:'."-":. Miss Y(}U.J-'~\ I...I ._." i_"'_UI~...Ji_'_')IiJ.t....Mis...llL!. so be D~ycameandstoodnearherin ns she played.}. though by ~tunding to my playing? I CBnl1(1t so easily 1 near your sister..:J}II".i~J..'.She knew quite well th.. .r.kt4..lhe to play the piano for them all....."....even Darcy..j._.' Darcy's on her again nel persuaded could watch and again... undl you for long enough ju~t laughoo at this thut you enjoy (If herself and • ·~)JI...}:_r.)N... Mr Darcy..~o.."':.<l...}:....J. W .r)"_..!.::.vJI-. _r.i I"...L.~~)-'""'.)!~~Ir.W ..fromher She thought Bennet he did indeed she wondered forhnv_ as the .:->-~~ manners ~hc could feel M..~I""L?_.-"!~~_'..Jo·.clLi~""~~-'''''.._.-l1 J."J.~).. very thenc~tevcning. in this way: .IJ.i>.Ic::.j~I..J-' .._JI~::._. living' Colonel and went before they received The invitation the company cnjoying in Ludy to dine at Rosmgs...i)I_.~I""'~.--~~~I. \S..li~y..:..Ji)~4-::Js..__Jl.t~.>.LJ "._..J\J. to know picture Bennet.....:iI+!O't. Elizabcth her face And when.r--.LSI~l L ~..1j}!.j'_".:..:...ec)~~.v014..b-...:.u.z'.WI to look a 1inle confused he answered that he had not been so fortunatc and the subject soon afterwards.J4-4.)l~""""J\.~I-'-!b-..:r..~ r~\ ~-'"" .Ll1.'J~~~.:rf.)I~.of As Elizabethslll his plcusam <f')I)..t.. days afterthis vitation course.j>. and with a liUle smile asked him: 'Do you wish to frighten importantly to listen frighlencd.but if his rcecucn sister.iis:.:JJJ.?..\_."oil'l'- me.L...at he had nol.~Jt..:_..S?1~ with other people to pluy anothcr!Une._.. '~~¥\. ~Y'J·j...:. ..lJ'~v-'t.>J...J1J.-lI~j.)!.ycS.J1 if:':_'_'_'.~Ll1~..LJ..JlJ:........' of alarming a position She stopped ..ll.aftcrdinncr.rJl 1.-4-0'.J..J. Elizabeth " ..I~ ~ •. Mr playing...-U.J!::s..~I~l..-..I"'j-..::.\St. wenl as to meet before It was some their next inCutbcrinc's talking conversation eyes Colowherc he no further away..)I::.~owcll '1 hnvc noInremirm have joking started known herself.....MrBingley. was uccepted.p .:.}..j4:'~JI"""')J<r'}.l....?~. ~...r'..~"...\4.JIJ.. however..-':II')ll~IJ'W._..o-.!. J.\Sq.wlel CE>-J.Jlkl ...:.

.iJ~J..~)!..J_....?1 ._.• :I).. writing in the vtnege.)\<?j.?I"tJJJ-.l._...• ...AJI..'-'.J\.x. WIIS a letwhen L.lI. she Chariolte conversation why Mr Darcy to visit them atall.....JLer_.J.':II'.).)r::SJ..J~?\...!....)i::""'__'.L.. 4l~I~...:.0LS\h01~)! to see you all in London to return to Nethcrfield .:..:.J~''.>._.L>-J!!l.:rJ..-?<?l..r.J . 86 a....~G_. there.J)~:..:r-~Jl.\.S"')I )!::"4iJi"1l.I~01SIh01~1 ~1).j~".-. .--~.I>-:..li.lI.)t.Ail'...bll(when between it did not seem likely ...l.J .r».I1....)·:.JiJ~JI~i)L.:.:..:..r)b($.~..}~)I~IV"0.:<.JI~):. tel' to Jane hemd prised while Charlotte She was away she beard n ring on the doorbell.rl4'l v.>.:-.>t.ijI_..iL:-u::...iI~ ._._fjJ).jL>_'_j~::''.<f'}.....:......l.Jl~..I'. left you behind.l.l. A visitor..:-:..rJ-o.)1~J...J} .li. Can thi. I think I have beerdmar Mr Bingley any more now.r-i~.z'-?J_..:"I.J>i . She bud to and afler n few polite oi' sinking into rcret silence....l..._r.J.:..:-.>...o ".J~~::..WI. no carriage.>. surprise for does "fter he had It rnusrhave been a very pleasan1 so won 4__"....)!~~J..-~I_r.. up....J.o~ thillkofsomethinglO~ay.l.•.L 4c r"J~IS-.::.I.-Jl.lJ~J. '~1"""'0fo.j~l5~~.~lS'..!.)"Jlhl.s.)1 ...LS<?J.Q. • . to find sat down.o......r_.......o""'....>"".r<.!)!~~l.....--II.J.! ._.f...u')\sl~!~i...j~.\1~ __.JJ 4'l. ~~~~tt~:~e::~..sj.1~ ... seemed He seemed opened the door and to sec Mr Darcy standing alone.k..II~-~~<?ir:.Shewassiuingbyhernelflhene~tmornjng.j!_"-:':.JI.!lJjJ.s(lsheliaid you all left Netbcrfleld last November.l1...i. - :.A.".J1.:Jli.::J~~4i though she had very Surquickly..".-.and saying he had expected to he in ctnnger 'How MrDurcy! Mr Bingley not intend be true?' 'I should suddenly Mrs Collins to be at home remarks. hndcome how agreed been wonted difflcolt and seemed returned began have nothing and Mr Dnrcy aboutthinking Elizabeth them had to wonder soon his mistake she had told her been.:...!.t"'.LS ....t .\J-10\S~~I_r.J.....L.~.J. apologized $urprised They heraJone lOO.o-.. i).:._..:.nI(/~._JI":-"~L..)ll...tremore to went nOi be surprised if he gave the place \(l plied the gentlemen..ll ..tr"lIJ_o>-._..!...p ..JI\~0xJJ~rSl..I._.-'-.u....J4)J<.L::JICt. say on lhe subject Just then Charlotte awuy afterexplalning heen 01 home.....J_.J~...LS c:."1"""'01~ thatitwasbec~usehefound nothing better 10 do and had Eliz:tbelhattrllClive_Theyrinallydecidedthulitmusthave because he hnd had rora while to get out of the main house at Rosings..~Y'~t7"".. away from Lndy Catherine .._.r----- .

.-:-\.../" : I..o .~.IJ.J)L.L...L. il. to Hunsforti.. and watched at Rosings much him very closely and whenever success.LhI""})~ J .l!lt.ir'J'rsi .)..:.41..:.l'":"l?~rS·t.i... looked at to he just her.. ..~I)J.~.JJ...-\.ij~I.s::JIJ"""..WI '-~ . steady there seemed and sometimes Elizabeth in love with be no adminltion seemed laughed whenever simply to for her on his face be deep in thought.. man wus in her power.-?"l._:_A..J\S ......i'-.o.L..t.JL::.il::"'~I<!-">-.. J._J1.s.Jld}'i...l.... 4/~. wilho\11 doubt Ihat-....../I.._.c: _r.>I..)~J-")l"..\bcth went for a quiet meet walk J. .. since he somenmes sar mere for ten minutes .lS....~.j.~ . together to be only begun out of pohteness.r-1.i'-. bur Charlene believed th"lallherfricod'sprejudiceagainstMrDarc~woulddisappear wealth~ More nlonc if she knew and importcru than once.l<J.::->-ll~J<..uch" handsome..::. 11m there.....?IJJ.:.!o.~..I'~I.p.P.>...WL:ir'rl 1..:....".".~I..~...<o.fl~J...J~li::i<R-4oJ! 88 thell n t~ircl time. e~pcciall~ when he never made effort say much to her when they met! S9 .Jl~·.... did she unc~pectcdly Mr Darcy to walk..--:lJ ormorewithoutopeninghislip5~ndwhenhedidspeakit seemed Charlotte friend.1L.)l _r.-J'~~..l) to wonder .Jl':"j>_.....)1~')IS I~!L..:...J\S~.J..)liP.i+--~Y..i... I4-..!l1... being 31 the idea ofMr Charlene Darcy suggested iI.l_.:.. ...p-.J. walking where How where no one else ever seemed quite happen she now had the hahit of wulking odd that the sarnc thing should frequently twice and to '...p~U"?I...p.JLi.. II-'-!'...-!""Jb~\I..:....:.-'r'_'_'~"""<.'11 "':"'~ . but without Elizabeth He cenainly leekbet often :~:::.\J:u.t. bl~..LS.t.l-.~J-'-'" rsl4l~.r.Jfo... in the ]lmk.r... when Eli~...J_.)J~01..Jt..j.Jt.i....J..:...~c-:llll.:".J!..!~r-1~ ....c:>I..oc..J!Q__.Pdl.!.J0\s1¥ with a serious." 0'.-~~..io.jl.j"J-fo'. be in love with her whenever he came they were <J'J.!S"1.....)~..)ts their society.j.).~~~~.Il..->-J~.u\jI"...". -I..to~ ..:~.L......i-'--:..l~.l>-I'14-t... ifhe might net for enjoyment.L>:.I.r'.~I.......o--..t~I_r..:fJ..f')a.l"...)I":")~ .-.......Jyfo.ji...#.

J.J\~~......:..J\:. L~\J...I...lJJJ'r-JJy..)..-)~YI. walked answered stood 10 hear this.tj""4<-L.. horneinstead She was re-reading don..r::..lJ.~~')1~ .._r.~Jlirl'-~l~l..l1. instead liam walking about friend's hearthe Mr Darcy honcst of Mr Darcy. He sal down for a moment and then ~uddenly IIp and to walk about room.t. character way thcC-oloncl conversation spoke of his the Colonel directly to le"ve match aister so of secthat was surpriscd sense of loyally warm and respectful and friends.... ___... __.)?r-lJ?~.....5L.-J..-:....~1.)s..u.i.:-r-'0:i~_I".~_..l..JJ4 :l~JlJ.~.:r-'_"!l.....".....~y-JW.$J\~~1 who had caused muCh pain...S_.-l ')1~':J1:.._..IJ...:... p. when if n might health.... him in a cold.IJ<r}~~t(/~.!.-L..l·iJ..wl:> ~\_r.:. and his strong ~li..JI~b.ible Netbcrfield since But from other things his friend 0iL""l_._....l.)lfo..l... He asked polite letters 10 her from Lonondwondered 10 usk af'ier her when Mr Darcy and she to spenk she suddenly be Colonel heard the ocorteu come after therefore....1 '--'-'1.:r'-:J.:.Jj.:p~_j)iP"""""'_\_"".:.:"......l_oolJ <:bW. Eli7.iJ\:_r<:l-. .p.J.ljJ. nol wtshing the to him al ull.. _...~~lJ~y-JL ~ l.I.:...j .-)b. Ihat she was unable the othcrs She had a hcudache to face the thougtn and stayed "'COl to have lea at Ro.j_._y'_.J\i. .>-'J""':...:l..WSJ"'r.:J\..1IJJ~0J~":II""""'--4..JJ_II.-l\J in the park and they fell into and his sister.ing.L:----'."....JIS..L. ..J!4-J'L..o>t.-.)fo...'.-4llJ.~:.'.>"~......--JI~.e-.\.~ .-'~i.... suytng noth- ing.~J__"'.. Sudden- ~_". on her own al 1..)IJJ"".uading Mr Bingley and to try to forget about his love torJane...! (/.... 0:i~.<ll ..-I1 ~r1~1..':'J~lj~Jt!...O:01 said ilal~ohec8meciearthatMrDarcyhndbccn for pen.".> ..One day....}<.aI'iW....::..i~.A"... family respon..J>').LS ..J~l...--l:. ..o'-:JJj----._w14l\.-!J hi...._)~..:.u _..I_.-:oI..J.llp:l'~l_r....J~ ~_.Jl for his friend_Elizabelh that it was Mr Darcy ing him when enemocn.!.$J ...-)~~I~ Imagine her amazement.ubeth was 8urprised..:.i<."4L... began her health lP..r_.....p"')1{~\5J1._.-! some of Jane's Fitzwilliam."~jJlr0\..-.!.)ISJ1. ¥1J..ll..!..I..Ail.1.r....lI~ '''10 the room.!.Jl ~j .. 11e had not believed that Jane was a suitable fell so angry her beloved 1~.'~liiy.JI~~R~~)J) ...ij?i-'-!JiW~J lyhetllmedtoward5herandbegan: 91 ..5.J\.l..o ..oot said not a word...}J\~~1. to know 4:.:.)i. she met Colonel Elizabeth Pitlwilto to .._Jl..j')\j.Jt.J! way....I..Jl:_rc:-"1.b-"...'~~y.-0\J.Jol ...-A.-..l.:..~\_.w:_r 4l.J""UI...

.~ . MrDarcy looked both annnyed and surprised at her answcr.-I~J.....~1 .<..A.-t.S.lI.....i ':'15l. Ihough sbe coufd easily sec thai he expected her to accept immediately his offcrlo make her his wife...P.01~l....f-o.~01~.!J...J~iwl'-'-':~J~l..l~~_fo.r.}__...II..' ~'l~~"JI.)!::.llCJ.ll...C you pnin....IJL1.. " ..~ -:_'-' J.1..il.H-'_.l1....'I have slrugglou with myself..:.)~1¥~) Lp_...iI'.. You know! have.}J...4-u.1...~t:..!....!..~Jj~jJ\::_._...1·.~.~_..J~H~J....:lLo<Pr-l.l_uILi.!.t~IJi J_"J>'_..I.J~?..1.IL...t. now thank you for the offer you have made. bur r hopenwm nOI laSI long .JJl-:~cl:J'L.-..... ..I~...."-1..:lS~~I_r..)lJu..~~I.".·r'.."....tJ...U...S~...)JjrJ.. and you certainly seern to tlevery unwilling indeed 10 have one....t..!..'-lJ.it:.tl<..LiJ"..r-l.:..o. 111m sorry to cauJ..!J.J<..~lL.orJ""'lIJ-i..)4:." ..JJJoi0\~J..-......iJII....<p'-~I.I...)!~i__..!l... NOl for a minute did she daub! what her answer 10 him would be.)l.0....J_...)I~J~)r.\.j.}J '.__...)~~)I~ll~l..bulitisnOllsc_1 cannot opposolhc powcrofmy feelings. which worried him so much.r.. What could tempt me 10 accept a man who has destroyed the happiness of my beloved sister.J"..-.P.I.::. I have never wished you 10 have a good opinion of me..""'I.. went red andwassilent..J~\y.~iI"-'!)aJI-lL-....".r'-l.IJ.. bUI also ubcur his fears about marrying someone from a family so much below his own in social imponancc...IJLJ~..i.b.'d. Elizabeth was speechless.... ill spite of my family's low position.!.o(/ (':!1.v'l'.:....J..._.r'"l...:...!. ~1..JJ4-:J.. ycur rcnson and your chumclel' ta likc Il1C. Please allow me 10 lell you how strongly J admire you and love you . In spne of her deep dislikc forhirn......~l'l~ u.llT·~...o y.!.~iw .J..L L...:s.i. She waited until he was sijent and then answered him: '[ should. J... To insult me..-lII~ ..~4l1</"4'j1 <..l.I..~I'....!J.o..'~J.rJ<I-~l.p..:.l.J.J..IJ..l"..\<J~ :~~t~lTJ.:..His face became pale but he did not attempt to interrupl her when she went on "might also ask you why you look me trouble to loll me that It is so much ngninst your willpower.*\...lI. ~rl·J.c.).l.L>-IJ~..c!_f!.~J::.)l4"J...:.~I)-":"lTt.:..J...\~LJ.c...U.J "~_...\.1¥<JiJ.JI..)\~~.:.r:/~)w.!.~I)r-S-.l.y:._./'J..t......<-101~\ ··.It.:...J-'w.~Jjl.:SJ..d')1.ltll ~~.i>·u...i.)·...>'-1 JS ~~~J~J~~~~)t~/0~~~~ ~\S.._. she was pleased that sueh a man felt he could love her...~t.a. But I cannot.w\._.. I believe.l.....Li<JjJ\d'_.HeconlinuedtOlellheralllhathchadfell for her fora long lime.:Z.!lpli....:--"JI. possibly for evor? Ynu cannot deny that it was you who divided them from each other' 'jl.....". She stered at him. pcrhups'lBul r hnvcothcr reasons for never heing able to accept your offer.)t.J_.)I4-:.11...f._"'...l.ilI.... bUI was at the same lime angry 10 hear the proud way he thought of hcr family and of her low social postuon.S.J<.I.J..~J>:-)J_......r..:/:lI.rr-<-)~..iJlr'Jt.<J').

.II~ '. 1j"....rlL..i-'~\b:.:.:.._""'Li...l:.._)J>::""\ ...-iI$..lj._)s.Jl~Jb....l!~\: ....!l.o~J.\J~pl..)'..o:JI.S~.IJJ\'O'..j.J_.. nt her with un l undersrand of my me for His nmnzemcnr He looked Bennet..~~ _..tion in society is so much below my own? Mr Darcy...?li~LlI~) accept any offer of matTiagc wnS obviou~. Whalcan dare to call your behaviour Irierulshiptoo?' 'So this i~ yOllr opinion you say about that? Do you to Mr Wickham an act of Gricli Durcy.S..uJ ...ec.~..j~ ..ll_.::"J..J~l' :'-/"")...~ years of his life...J"~4.l.'II.. to yOll .··"") ..?. I would never have tempted 10 i_"s::!.!J.. Please expression ofdisbeliefand.. Wickham present '1 heard about long before unfortunate wished _f.!.Io.w.:~~~:..!J.!.Mr Darcy swcred: uppeared 10 have no feeling of guilt us anto t.l1 rLP'!J~\_""'.LrJ.!~ ..\:.<.?J5":....-y:':""""""._)s..L..II.. if you believe s.jr~.JS.>J) pl .!......._:.i:.r-...J1S and can only be ashamed forgive ~~~$. . .~~~~~.. 1r".l"..rl ofm~!' forexpl~iningitsofully.li.<.J'WI~. taken away <....~I_..!ly.........?j_.L..!J.:r'".k your own father him to have.I..I~)oJICit..I~~'.>.J.'li.:iulj~~~.oJl:>-.L.J. yoo? my struggles on all that from not ashamed my worries lenliingand not have been with you about if I had tticd BUll Could to you hate prewhO.!I.dl.js-.._ 'You are mistaken.oUl.-r'}>.i.i~ir.I.-IJ..:.~~~..!. - ·~.1'l your unfair behaviour lhat..4\)-"...>:!I_'.Cil...i.!1hfif-_... aWHY money Jll.:.iIJ 94 tnking up so much of your time and accept for your future happiness' my best wishes 95 .._o.~:~I. only the prCtud.oo r::"J. I.o ....I".l. rl\...I..J5"J__.~ J)'l..l':.T-!:':""..l..~ . ..)l"__'__'..~.Ij".:)liJ..'lC pothat it was offer been of my feelings...G.5\rl_...Il:?-.j!..I""_.&J.l!.....!'-F")'.j.._)s.L...l.1 ~~~~~.J-ot.' 'But that is not that makes me dislike wanton..1...>--....i....:...lI 'I do not deny that I did everything in my power you.Myraultsaremnny.'\b.>--.-:..jl..~hum" 'You have said quire enough.. CL.l..o.:SJ ~.r"~l...Ij. j.!1.J."..WII.J>.._.J!..lll...l.. -rh~nk you "~~I\'/L>_""'" .s.ungentlemanly way you made your 10 me that matle me refuse you.~i~ ~1<.-II_"".".j.!..l ..j -o.±..r-'.\._... _J.'...\.·'-:J-...!J..Miss your feelings own strong very clearly feelings towards you.JI"...i_jvJ..L.b..a__""'... me to be deligh!ed about your relations. You havc: reduced taken towards Mr that him 10 his the best condition.<.oo._...!lS__..IS)..?~LjilJ~..b'p':.......fJI:.' Elizabeth sep11rate my friend from your sister.."pll-4l-LA.--J-.!. ..-:!Ir.-J..r\if~14.-JIt....J.. - .._)s."/l!.\J.o .I.:rr~~y..1 .~I.i~lt.Z.j..I""'..:.j>'-l.accordingto this judgement of me! Perhaps you would so hurtl hide c~pcct on me if I had not been so honest about lam your family's position.ll~..i.

.U...'11 ....-L......c?~~ ) ) \II..J5-"..r-4.r'-~~I.:....':lloj".r1I. ~he saw a gentleman coming she turned back her way.-......t:'J in love with her pride.s:Jl • .!IE...jW\J._"""" JLi .s1.>-\....r ."..-.1t..'...CI\.> him nnd the wnyshchadlOldhimwhalshcthoughiabolli the sound of the cUlTingc bringing back from Rostngs Park.L::.fo.>-l ~ly.JI_.\!_"..:..JI ...ul.))i..'-"~"'~I. ·ry-jS"'Yl.J._?r.I.l>_.. shetook without thillking 'I have been hoping 'I would to meet you in the park.>-J:..1 4.jJ)..?I..h...)IS:>':ltJ..s ".)~U..........lJIr..rL.j.. .4----I.:.-.. at eight o'clock :...u\....JI ~)JI)4: ..JI. Eliza· mar morn- ·fo~l+. and.Jl.. which he had not even Elizabeth him.i-. which voice... ....I"-.J.-l.-"u_'>-J'4k_.i.•......:.f.~OJ....)lS:..r'ili_.I_f...rf..)..J_. ~_..._...j!l'.<..l..i.l.. "?I.b~~I~\.\.y)l ••\!. walked when she wenl for a walk the morning.oiJ hesuid in be kind enough to read that letter.I .J.._?y\j...... afternoon...oJ r..!ll.rf.:.i_.i confusion of feelings 001 and thougms ne~1 was with Elizabeth Spring green......... .-)L>~\ul.i>-.... afmid irnmodintely.i-":IICI}JI')lJ~ that it WM Mr Darcy..r..:.......HeSloppcdinthcpUlhillfromherandhcldotil ~ lcncrto n cool her.k.-:..>..his ...4...i:.s}-J ~1...... .n.>i)~li.I.i.·<Jl.Shc wcs alone with the storm of her fceling~ able made to believe her an offer months! what had just happened..l.JL/l.-o""'i!Jt .I...j->-JJ~ . she hurried "W~y to unable to face ChariOlte'squestions abouthel iJ'-. y ...jL:J1c. ......JJt.o....' Then he turned and walked beth opcncd the letter.._..:.. Mr Darey EIi . ..lj\. MrDnrcy..k.o. :~)~".. the gentleman had seen her and he called her name..I..?II~ ......:....'c~I.."ill~)I.J.IJ.....S·rU':'..........Jo rJd)~_..)_..J....s.w~ he O[JCnly admined what he had done to Jl1lle.And with tlIDse words he quickly left the room.r""...I+.l...~...... and this is what she read ~way across the park.I).....41i Ji Jold . >lnd his obviously unkind behaviour towards Mr Wickham.Jl$"lCIJ)~l..)....~J""J~r.:SJ... the way for many terrible u.. Had been of marriage! But hispridc.11 ._... When the others her room....:..oJI_).r--J}.....j1 4--t.M.~_.r"l!...Jt""'~.j.!6... .....<....-?jJl'r~JJ.l_...J....:.'--". _..»yI0LS..t..r.. writlen ing..:.Jw.. and thoughts..II.... u.u'1I...)st.....'":"'\.~L)I:':-":' ...r"4Jr:uJ...01.:..' be grateful if you would j.J 96 WI ..?:..! J4--!':lI.-.5 triedtodeny-all these aboutthewny things soon helped to [eel no regret' she heard she had refused r-l.J!~.a.JI..._.\J uSJ!iJ.sL.r')_.ll........-JI~~r'_?..J!....r.:.i'-?I.!. The SIlITlC u.JI::"~l...t.unhad bcthhcnrdthcfrot1!doorcloseasilclcfilheilousc:..:.r..:.•.".)I.. turning As she But It was was coming and the trees wen: slowly The park looked more beaU!iful everyduy.::")x..........-.JJ... ~". rl.r..._i~ 'c...r..... JjJI5"".?J..i '~4-.LSJ~t=!)t ClLS...rL..Ut~I...

J..fJ... feci..±>-I.--II.!l _././.~~"""(...s''l..S:._. He vlIlues my judgement and "~did behove me.i:.->'i~I.iI ..l'0u....'<f.r.~J.'e. 99 98 ....ia.~dJ~[.I hope you will excuse me...u.<ir .-.-J:..rjl:.. b"ll hid IlIi.rsis- S~~~li~.~ ter has been in umt/1111 [or 11[(1 pa.!...__'_"L!_._..J'''__'. formed a most il/an.-')J...r-~. .. In ad.:-. I n1llsladm.I Oellller.~ .($}'....Yr(..J:U.. .a($"""''''''JI.lf1"".I.IQ.lwa.~':.I.tiJ~~ .J'41 ...laltcllliOllsollay(fllllgwoman.~S ./I "ope of being loved Iry your sister andnot /Q return 10 Nelherjield.......>}'(s' __b..<:l""'~I •..l...forfcc/illgihal my p."._p.G..r.yoJ.. IImltillg more I" apologise for Ihall mislllkell jlldg~"'ent_ You now know 11t~Imlli o[il..JJIJi':J Y..~-I.<I.M_. Mis.1 r 1Cf'Wf":..-~I_j).._.r<J'ir.....!...'.l.._. lamtrulysorry Ihallhllvecallsedherpain_ Ye_urllngerrowori(sml!'has 1101 been unreasonable......./~~...)L.'...<eeMrBing/ey'sadmirlJlion foryollr sisler and 1 graduaUy realised how slyong and 'ieriolls!lis feeling)' were.s>~ ctt~?j!f.~..%'lilaloffelids you.Illl1ree mmllit..J~..:. "YI'..:..• .. He dedded 10 give lip .~/..."_"'.:..:. .."r.'o!mitltoyou/ust/Hght. You have.)}~.J..I~t..>....i.f'II'!'...!.js:...(s'lj/.. .:st....AJ~""'W.~"I.".J!~"pI...._.J+-'I_"....jYl.iJ.L.!!siJlg my friend /WI /0 makewloJJ"rloyoursiSler..j~IJAr-'~'~..Ir..fwo$alsoconcernell 111l1! he would he marryillg illl" afamily collsidembly be1010 him ill social imporW/lce.~_"'.¥~'j1 .IIIIOI have bUll wfong.~(.b:..J'''.J.J!~lr..o-.l..-J.s _y-i~l:l.../.~JC:4::-:'1u~I~~! ..~t2E£:.. .....::.I'itm of me alld accused me 1110$1 mifairly of vmdry IOwurds your sisler ami lowords Mr Wickham...i.\'/te Wil.ia."':J1 "l~(.I.'YI. siucl! your klwwU4gl! of yourown siSlerC(J.....ulthough."l...l($).my' [riel!n.)wl.elher..·ejliru[rpmbeingh.r(.r.JerVl!d your siI>ler's 01ImCI.>.J~C'__..:r..'_'>~. There is nothing more 10 explain. 1 was cleMI)' mistakell ill I/.. .is view.m....:J._.'~J.d-s~I.y~_.IJJ.)J>_.tc.\' ...±>-rr-:'_.ller wlll thaI 10 see her again would "lin him.. modesl ner.Lo.LI....ch a l'hy....S..i. Mr IJingky /ii"'sdfl... who i/beliew:d my opinion.t:Lor_. open...J.<5...~I.. was ofmid 11001he was still very much ill !()\'e wirh your si.../"p<Jlogi!i..»!..tole~Nelhe'rfie/duJldlrylofiirs.r-d..Jo)..t:.L:u:..{j~1 &-.</~1"41 .'""lyllopingto...U"t:..l..t.. <f/ (5) 'C:__..{../j_.< ""111~ e)lpl(ma/ioll /() )'ou...)~f..ur~.1 jac! from !tilll only because ..~Uilrl...llOyo/Jlital/llavelleverlolUl1imilwl.. 8m aJ' / ob.. Ihal he WIlSIIIIIvillingMforce ili.+:..lvve wili!lIim iI.J~ ...<i....l'.._'::>U> iJfr:foY~~V~ .u..:.L y~.-T/w /lVO slOries lire l'ery diffeTi'm Liki'OIilers.iIIJ~.if"'..-I'..)f ~riJ:I.J~~~:.JWI.J-J~~ ~./.A-'i Y .wl.I' "'''h''er.JI~J.._....I..."mle impres.a~I.<ab/ero....._.:".J.>>u_.J-"iY/J~ ~I "~JorJS ....r441_.::..J.:.... WOS 1101 (lsequully in...!I~'l..'r behW'I'our II«ed.__"" J_).o..r'i'~fi.._.J .t....rJ'. checrful mOll"er/was able 10 see nosig" ill her of <Illy specioJ feelings tow<Iras .:-:S.I.YXJ::.:.

.!s"ljJI. was 10 gel iris 'umd._.lS.Y-lp5"L.rJ_..r...)Ct.l...::./)uj..fortulle and on a good all/llw/ "HermIe.!s>i.j!e-_.p.j quire a different _...rIJ.~/er'" ..!I~~I.i...~r.r~:~t..fr.:.J.....~iflyJ:1·v!1 ~.""!.r!S"<fJJJ'rtp.:..1. lIe was deeply in dc/II mId Iwdfailed ill his anempt to hccrJllIe" lawyer._. my fwher asMd me 10 give some 11101'<').. About" yem'aga hese_ crelly "egan to turn Iris Ill/emioll 10 my ymlng siSlcr.5'r~-'~.!.t. SU..l1«b..rft.L.....rI~:rv.!IL..~L .rI.r.....!I..:./."'-'..r...:..:._rIIWlJI..jj..J4-ifl.) ..my..u...)t. there i. L. our fomily lrouse in Derbyshire.. He had begu" II) live a ..~... His revenge On me for not he/pillg him /a gel illio the Clm..ps~1 a brother who Iras wredfor her.)SWI [J_..:.:.:r..ryldr..:.:..:r-l.-:.s"_.!S".<llllm~fllilife .1-'..I.-I..:._.._).~ ~' ·.f#~~<?ffJ.:.!~~i. Bul wlten my . Wickham can be a charming man.'-":"..) .)!S"._..r.T.i.'IIIlIve.Jv.:. planned 10 per.I my sister feared that sire would badly u..y..o~<r"?.:.J?.iJ .~..~I.! . wilhyou.~.r~fr-1.f:'.o'rLp.~"jC:.r.rI..e aile )'0" have beell /Old by 11£/11....! ... My Imlrer was a/ways very fond of Wickhalll. Before Ire died.!)._.'-.....<J~1W._]Jl...!+-iI(_p...:."..:rk~IJ_..J_.?....r!S"vf.r1 100 pilil'.IJ!~-'!r-1"""'rtp.<-...L. ..f.l..'. . I wId nO mre atlythillg abou.'.:. a very ajfectionalegirl WllyellrsYOImr/atllan "...! ..)"l.....II~._""'._....->-~ pu/....:..~J~t.0" tile subject olMr Wickham.r...(!J/~I_.!.S_?r·r·}r-1j.~I~fr' ...'(u"le Georl:iana 10 go "WilY wilil lIim and marry I./_.._.:.L...:rf ~~.5J."L..lOw lold yOlllhe whole slory oflri:. . .?'. it i. ~4-1r"'(.I:.!S".j·. flaidWick/wlII aWl/had discovoredbts plan and he leflllr~ pla~e '""lli!dil!ldy.!. wlro was Ihe "on of his favourite employee at PrndJeriey. believed/hmo/Ie was in love wilh him.=IJt.'i.>..I~ji ..r!S".)~i._.~I._. I realise.j4"J'.:.J....fallter died.r~ ./J~~.... L:bd....!l..-t. II was clear If) me lirat you /rad ''''' bel'll wid Ih~ f"fI._:.JI.t_.J)a..~j?'.~~~I.·.r._.~~=-c:-'r1. ..4'_.~I....C·.<J..:r~)I.:.:..tI~I..(ls l!een fair or 1101._.:. ..'-r ...l1 .. bUI f did pay all/lis debts and llleiped him with money as myj'mherhad wiJ'hed.l.. Wicklr"I!I·sailll...' dear.. /me slOry by Wickham irim.:.bJ .:.~-'~~..4.r'.r.!~.. and Georgiana.(.lo~...L ~.r!S"..._. Wickham ucretl). Georgimm...!G.)r~J..4:-.r his bell(lviour aJld I dir/llol again untilthat nmmbsg ill Meryllm.....:!fl~..".JI..im..>-.:. and sire mid me the whole SOOI! ~J~Z:~~~~Z::~!.. reill/iotli>' wilh me so min you C((II i"dge for }'ourself wllelher my hellllviour 10 him I.aps in Ihe /0 Wickham alld IO fry /0 find him a good posi/ion • Churr::lt..._.lelj .rid.. wha was oll/y[ifteen.".>elf. Clu!Y<:/r._.!l.l:....n/o 1/"..J.r.)l5J!j....1 Vl.I:-1-.-li..~~ ~1..ch wauldhave been complete...!rtp:."'.._..~~:..1I evel}' . 1 "erlaitl/YI'oulr/llolheip a maN lik" Ihm loge' .Y-r..v..)c:. .'lOry /0 I/.:.I..i!~G-r~JJ..SJ.:.Y}"1~!J...!Uj?<. .' tm Illy .on/y.:r. Wickham wa.r1J.~ away and / heard nolhing of him for two or lltree ye(lrs..!L>I..::..?/il ~.~.

.-.J1J.J_.._~L...>. il.lt~lj~<....JI~~ a 1J..liJ..J.>...6.J->..~~ ~..:.lhenperlrapsyouworlld UkeaskCo/OIreIFirzwilliurHl..Lli~H'J....... on reuding ihisletter..J..:-J him.. _..osheisrlreolrlyotl1crl'ersorJil!lheworldwhokllo.....p..:r.j..if JOur dislike of me slr()uki make you disbelieve wlwt I yLo.!)0:>-..:r-~~ to her about his tnrerferencein she felt his expression And hi~ criticisms But when of that story.~:I.(S'~IJfi<f.~'i~JJ"Jl>l..the had not made she read again to change accepmble mg part of tOO lettef_~oncemingMr her feelin8~rorMrBil1gleycieurcno\lgh him her love quite enough.:jJ ..)I.--II.:-.~1 ."':' hnrdjudgementofhim. )1·.''''''_J.l.!.st. and ashamed Burin haifa she read whot he said about Wickham.t~.J~..J.~~~'!~~::I~ ~ ~"_".-)b!l"L...!LJ". ogind ship with feelings.:.r..)(S'ljj <ir~.:. first and his side of the story now appeared and lane.ij.(..f.... J..thewlroletflllh... Elizabeth's LO imagine. slill of pride his side of her family still made her angry...r-'-".5_.-li. J"""':.>..'~4=).J..L.':It ~tr"'lJ4-01!l_.i.'j1 >02 ."\....?Y!/-YI~1 luIvewrirlenlrereoboullVickham.)f<ft~'y. she began 10 feel guilty :~:./''.J-L.loo.y...tpr-1.'ljJ..boUlis...... might he it to rend il ugain lilld begun to see that Mr have been completely might How differently and that Mr Wil'kham nOI be me man all Wickham's to her! lane to And when J......~w..<.~lJ ~1"...~".lirltll.} ~.-.:.j...-o. she had read undput she unfold~d Darcy's she had t>chaviour Bingley throughout..._.:r5-'.u~jl.>tr"".:':"'IJ.:-i".j'.J~:':""~\'uL....-. she was umezed jane and for his own that Mr Darcy MrBinglcy's judgement...-l1~L.:r4lpl.<-~I_r.JlcS.J!. are not hard hud upolfriendthough too.J...L.I.y..iJt.r~.:'::'...\..._. poor !'O..:.._r-'!'~_J... and began 10 admit th"l pcrhups !W:.dI..J\"__""-.)L...J..j-'~IJ-..J"JtLflIJ..JJ~~:.-l~.:J<...:.:.-UlI~..'~~:. r-1. :..l~ Sherc"reud.-Jr4£-_J!l"LJ5.WI.Jl·~l~_rl. ofitin lheleltcrw .li was.L... behaviour thoughl She did not wish to believe the letter away..'>'rt.. had not shown her anger started that me behaviour [nro shame: andthul orhermotherandheryoungersi~lerswasnotalwaysalall found il embarruss- ::~~~..::..j">'J..J......."'J>. she had ro admit she herself often the pan about her family..Ji..ll..e-'.)t<.....~i.?....JL.:.1S<i! ~.._.iJI"..~I~"_':.Jl::""'d~J'.Jl .... .Jp.. of her whal minute blameless First...<JL.:.JL)I0"JJ\PI.al<...-).

..l_r.tJ.)lR·.r..i.It..:.I_._:j4 ...C.....4-~.... 104 >OJ ..jl1.Z....j..J~~I._...)s-!lJ'O:.. L._./-r).~:Jl...0..JL..:....JJ..rj.i .Mi ..5:......<?...)l_.JiJ..W-\.1 happineo.?t..Jb.l>:-) 4oiI.i....!1J~j.i~\S A! las! ~he returned and Colonel had decided to the house and was told to say !he that Mr Darey goodbye...1.-.."...I..Y!u'-!~~JS~!'J .....jj.~ of her own mother and sisters.. J.)Loor'~l.i.)....._\$~.._.--J1~.!< with and bad manners nnd pOl11y because of the stupidity too! ~\r-".cl.. trying place cepr me chenges Mr Darcy.L. the possibility of such -'. mnn..--l\..J.J.J~._..l-'4--1!l_...I.. word....t..:-l.<>... that were laking in her opinion ~1.:.J.rS·lr.i"'"Jlt-£..il>J.. (~iwly:.10:'~yJ~..:..Jl. her friendship with such n modest him..._)s._)l4...L:--I\.>. .>Jl_"..":">J..:..'.. ~.Jl<JJl-.::l..Y'~J~)i~-"'<?~ _ro-!.....J5 so mnny times..klJ -'-.t._I\I~... .. "ffeclion her rcnlisn torJune painfully 10'1.l_.\_............:.:l. nfairshe had to feel sorry for the way$heh~d him._..).l!:_"..~~I_.r. MrDarcy's agetn ..._.l!..Jl"'"..4J-. <>-45 <.ri~....h.._.lJ.~Ir_.j...~'i.....L:--II!l_..........I.Jl.y. 10 lilld been shewn to be and his 10S1 and his only doubts value her.ll.__......L.J~...~LJ.<> i.-.)I4---...... everything thai had hoppened and been said._i_J..j..""l_..Jt J....}J.....i./'~""'.~. nel\tdny They Fitzwilliam to return had called to london early ..Jk_-:"~y.j~1_r...)! i__.:._.J~Ir......JJ..j.... .ll...l.... .l.:..."...J1L.il~I..H~...)~i~.81 J'j.. During to return the few days now remaining to London letter before she herself Elizabeth every it word was read sen_ for ~{TJ ._p~:.....j~:._4_.~J...... How bad been ab(1Ut himsclf tCl'Tiblc that Jane had -s 9-!. began thut ~he eccn ulmost hlm turned'igainst Her anger against hcrsclfandshe behaved >II .jIJ. towards Mr Darcy's Jane uno of MrBingley's think betler what mudc Eli~nbclh more of Mr Bingley ]!lnC hud sincere own and meoc Hi._~1S d¥ '~L......)1·_.... studied knew renee so cllrefully.L>... and then to Longboum.i...JL. reconsidering to acof d~JLS:ii"-"JL..4..i~J.r.:-... though ly towards refused behaviour ~he ~Iill felt no regretthat exptanauon 41e"_....She wanderedIn the leuer._... siroggling ti)cpnrkforlwohours.}I his offer.~.:......_}.l~l_"..:JI.!. WI <4W1(1.u.J_"._.......rli~VLI_ ...-'!..lhinkingabout with her thoughts.rf_.

L4:5J'!~l.._.I".:)I~UoJlS and linally seemed her 10 visit them 10 Icavc.cl.:..J41_...i.JJ~)I::""""""..-=-~:~_"""w.'..o....j'-'-!r--~~.. Chnrlouc to h..<... in May when ..I_..r-"~.> <s:'}1 '-"!)JI •. nnd in such company c>_..i+._.)'w.t.J.)!~)o... J.r.J.ol 4.-?.5.J0i.>:.JI')~\. J ·tJJ! '..i..~Ir..:.r>'"i..J! Of...1_r.....d:.ill day came for her to return to London..J..er frunily It WM apilyto but though sccmcd she hap- r _. they house said their goodbycs in London 10 relurn passed and the quickly.s: .L>Ji~""""""J._... 4.o..r'~)LJJl \"1.J? on their way home.)~\.rJ§ .I.J'"rJl::..JJ':'.J mad<.....:r-}IS r..._.l\I)'L.J i'~'I.l! )ts:>\:':"....._J1.. with LadyCatherinedeBourgh.i...:..0.J! A'l>:-J_..r .:..)] Y ~yo.<..t.)! carriage well to the Gardincrs' looked their was ready to Longboum with Elizahcth.... <.taIkedonandonaOOuttlleirgoodregood repons Invited of their life"t Hunsford again.s..r'~ftJL<...<J1.5' .l. they set )_.i:U..lIt:0..ooI.t.>..J)L!.+S""""""'" sad 10 see Elizabelhlcuvc.Chariotte with her house an'ived.Je.alongs~ech.asked Mr Collins Blizubeth 10 ij..I. py enough TnI' journey Jane and thc ncighlhourhood.!l'_..:...~'.J:.u. 106 .:.ill.:.4_."-iJ4=UI.. off from and so it was early aunt's house in London._."...I.ll:r.JIS""""Jl·~'.JI..J-! o.JJ Of\.lo.I".r.Elizabeth's untilthe lations give have lhooghts continued in this cOnfusing way .l~1 r-t'li"'......\J~.J..:.r-'--' .:.l..Jlr..i..:J1IJl.....l)~..-i-_.J. t:~_.SJIc:.

IU~~iJ\""..f:.-! '.. ~ J!:-.J".._J>c.>\t.:.~U~!1L.....:_.I_.)~:.)...... not go to intereslingto my love. ...<.ili~ y~~. dengcr know and she said so 10 her father..>·..c.y!1._I .~0"_..)l~I0'J._~.)~!...l!Pr-1..CHAI'l'ER SIX Their herself Brighton.LlJ ..t'.) L>~l..r .iJ~I/......S_.F"'" ~ifU''l' :4-\ l&y'1Ju And in Brighton the officers r--)_'_..".iIJ.. too silly a sensible tOO poor 10 be women thun J "~~...J..' •.u.lt·.' have no peace and Colonel at Longboum Brighton..)lC"'I_.t. said 10 her. giving lheir eVen with family good friends and like the Forsters....\s :V~~~~~~:-~~~~~~"r~ ..r._...)J'<I/.....~.>J'... away 10 go and younger though to stay sisters with were pleased was at ... L}w>~I4'I_"':'~ lOS .5...Ir._rJ 401::"..')!~4..u.J. Lydiu go to Brighton Ihe un- tbe same.:.--tJ!w...Jlt: She was going with one of the army .<>"IIAc:~_.:.j..ll~4-j)0"....Jl~ Lydia was go already to Brighton.~..i.-.JI""""""..~)'.J.?lrL.:.j..i.'L).l>-Jl~l #1(f~l).~~ \j_. but she indeed....li.L. andsne going left disuppoinlCd that her fa- ther was obviously 10 do nothing 10 change acceptablebehaviourofheryoongersisten.-./'l.J1I~!I"wI.L._r.:.J!~r.lo')~r" =:-JjJ •.o1_.'W"')~I/.::.'I. Let her go then...J\0"iJ~ Elizabeth hcropinion remained was forced to be content of the dnnger of lctting with Ihis answer...."ci J-~I~:':':_'_IJ.d.......:.~-y. Lydia..jj...._.d!_...t.\'.L)J~iJl~l.. of dcing somcthing we would vel)'stupid her father Forster and She felt thut Lydia wus in 'You did man reaJly are is..i.riJw.__.._tJC::"""'.r-s..:.J6-->~0J'<\_r.i::.J!_"'L. mother soon and father again..j....:_...r...:... She is any man....)l..L.)_.)l~l.j J_.ro'.l.4..r"-'~lSJ I:. if Lydi" is a bud nome .~....JijJ .4-J.Ji~.1 '<.Y.i-I4~. some friends ~lS '..~Ij.:.~ 1+L'L<o...JIJ!<.r'. 'Do not worry. now siJttccn."'4.._....il_.»~.-.i~! .._..."'_".'!iJ to see them home it seemed...Wt..~ ..~J.)A\_r.lJiJ...J141..-:-..~"!iJ..1 '~4...j..JI_...Jl:..SL~I_.

.? r.Jo\I\.I. parr or the of the Icttcr about MrBinglcy..J1i'"'".)\ .)!:':"....r"'lo.--JI:':"""'JJ(OLJ''''4..:-I4Jk1. way.t.d.41:"'.s::.loc~l...:.-.i_.:J\w_".jJ... to dine at to him in came "'I.\i"":"'-4I1....I-4S churmingmanncr._._.r-Y.::-..>-~.. Qurundisdctcrmincd The day before a group Longboum about a friendly of them....T'dJ~"""....~_"""""..\.>t.J\~ o!!#-J....J!...I.AfteradayortwoaLhome.. refusing Wickham.l..". . think Ihat Mr Wickham Wickham!' Jane never liked not be quite the gentleman 'He has such a gentle...o..~J..J.JI4..P.o..j...?~i. He obviously Lydia hoping went to be us Chccfrulamlcharmingnsu~ual f(lrthcrc<t "r the evening.........s_..o \.Y.r.~. J<JI.:.:-J'~I..~1.....O.)...l>-~r-1.lI.J~ to think he was he is sorry for his pust behavilife in the future...~.4-lIJJ-iUl .s:l. 1.J)../...-.SJ...L.. 10 her daughter.<lL.r..G-JI..-4lI.andM~BcnnctsaidexcitcdgQodbyes that she would her promise herself as possible and making to write often went almost Thequictergoodbyes in all thenoisc of the two elder sisters ..JJ.. House.kj.j~e01~T.lI.iI...\ J.t_..:.JI \II .:l~~ .. ..>...<:..:.o.I.JI~.Jir.O.l. __..J..:/ Mr DaTt:JI if she did not love him..:.)lI.))Ilcir~I....:...-J0ic:.\...r..s)-.-lI.jL._r.i_....i.s~1~0tJ.. .ts4'\ c: 'rtp:._..."i.1_.LY".<r"I....i_...r'-)II.b_...""""J!tJ..i<l\l_o.iJ._JI.! ~..-It~)lp' ..-!10fo...fJ.:r._....J·l.>~I'J ~':II~I.oJ..jl>.~\JS~0'~.J:. wanloo what she now knew that she h~d might a great at the as his past behaviour..:..helookcdsuspicious and exrrernely now know effort uncomfortable what Elizabeth had to makc about him.J_.Jr... much unheard back with the Forsters enjoy J~.WI 0/' wGl>/w...I....J.J\~.lAllr~_J""__)\~4'!*".J Mr Wickham about secnalotofMrOarcyatHunsford..I.L.)\S<$jJ1r_.Sts •..~t_.....::..r'tJl.J'e:-"I}I~0lS ..i ...\J<r"I.J.ji."i~r-'1~1if"".fo...J~t.loI.J4lif"")~.d) ~\:. others not to mention und wus sorry Jane about Y"...))I1.Ulr. to l!lnd a bcuer the officers including Eliubelh~ when must keep what we know to ourselves.:.j_''::--..J"4)..j .~ ~~ 4..>.':I...c: L..!. to believe he wMted 'Poor JBne was Ilmo....ir~J."'"\J ....J!0.JJ?.l~ ~1~'J.J.~.:.j were due to leave despite Mr Wickham..s- endoftheevening.-.ll...>i~ p0i...oI'"'"i~..)\..r~I)<...l..!l>-~""'_.~(u.J4J~r...r.J..We of course' Meryton.r. She nlsotold Mr Darr:y's story about Mr the to she was very careful bad about might said Maybe Jane.S""'~I_'A dLiJ"":"'1.J4--U.i.j~"..• WI ~ ~ .~ .il...Jl.JJyl..l..JI:.lr~J':<JI.>if"")~ i~JJ.. though to say goodbye .....r..b.l..<.Eliz~bcth tunitytotel1JuneuboutMrDarcy'soffertoherandofhcr rcfllsnl..Jl:.._JJyif""..o> ... 0!.1....butdid the letter and about tllough unyihtng people found the oppornot blame her sister for .uIt.. r w_. .'J.>:...J..J u..ci>L..

Js....o her aunt.Lo~..s_..\<.-:-""l '':''r:--''l .... .: Y' .Jy.. as Mr Gardiner thanclIpecIslightly._~.J15l1'J....'... and to sec some of Mrs Gardiner and places the people married..r.yj:L.IJiJ\S.)l51lil~4. .S_'~JJ.t~J--"u .~..l..?j)t...!lLo~I.)~fr-..._..'}.~WJ'_.I...JL W.:r.Js'~i.r'~~UJ.o<..I 0K. is 'Would much uocut 'He spent beautiful you like 10 see the place from Mr Wickh~m..Jl·~_"" my dear?' all his young life there... but it . you have asked iJ._.ll..)J'-"'''l._.L".--JI .-"-lt. the home Mr Darheord.'S..:.. told.4..J..S.c.)L".Jl.r...:... They as ._.~<...J.As spring very turned into summer....... cr nuvet far us the Lukes. shire..?jjt. ...j.~_.)~J~~)IJ '-c-'~~I.tJrI..~'wI_.ii...)r~r. Lydia's letters were not ":"..>-J!~IJ'..~lir..JlS'L.._)6.J-l-<JJ._"'..rJt.r'i. was Pcmbcrlcy..)~I.L.....r'~~/-~/-.Jlt'~1 I)-J.iJJ_....p. ~ frequent and were always Elizabeth very short.!S 4..."'<.)J\_.._....LS-....)':u..::.. \.JI_'__':.&.J..~":"..~~'-'!"~_'ill. WILS Not five mile~ from of Lambtun...:.~J~J..l>ii.. they arrfved a few days later at the litllc town of Lambtcn Elizabeth in Derbyshire..._.-".""".J_..JI-'t<lukl'.~i~~t_~.z}.I<.:..)~~.r'l~ 'J..l!t'}~_)4-.0).. <L't. you know... when and Gardiner's tour with she was looking ter came from forward to it enthusiastically..~/-' had to remain ed...l!j~ "l.. they had in London on business their plans 10 change would nut be able 10 go on such along bullhcy planned came lour..!. saying etet- Mrs Gardiner longer had that.-Jtill~"...i"""'i~Wb "-l.JL<...I~.. and _.tr.>.lL-_)~l~'..j):-I..j. them sct off with Elizabeth After visiting Oxford on their tour the next morning and Binninghumon '<I\:ItCt.""'...he Elizabeth was at first rather to be upset not in her nature for tong and soon ~~I~:~~I~C:~~ .. was she had known there_bcfo_n: she wus oisappotntec.1~J."J.oJ!<L._. The time of tile was fast approaching.r'J < iL-IJ ~ .IJ_..~~IJ\...:...-Jl<.J\.._p cJ"Ut~"'_j)J.)_..uJY'.u..:..J.)4}IJ.!L!......"'i......J"":~lo':.~J~l._.1.. and Warwick their way.I..:!'.Jts:...j- wlISlookingforwardtoseeingDerbyshiroinsteud The Gardiners came.r~J~t<. ~pent One night at Longboum.l..L. fine: ThepBrk und the house itsclf is extremely .<> ::.?}.J-!L_JJJ_.A..J...jc!..i .JJ..:. where lnstcnu to visit Derbyfrom.j UJ:':"""""iJ <}.

..JJ...:.G.J'~''':'''4.l~J.JI. h...l..i..!lol}hr1r-+'4 01..:. She felt ofpos_ How owner to cJ~:':"~...<.jl...\jI. plocc! With ...~I.....r-J-:.).'ilttr<lt.~ .!lt:..)1..-S but which were much finer Ihan those she had seen at Rosmgs Park.. ..y..~: _ 'l'-:!_...!lJjJ ....L~!.)s~lo.:..Jl.u.. he rcld her that they were It was agreed..jJr.1 were polite invited manner.K....dt wooded that House mind wus too full for converseuon m()ming._'...'i.Jlo.j!lw.~u\WI":"'.L<lI""'.-..JWlrJJI.-!..~!iJlSlll.. ..:S""[.l.:.J.:.sJCjy. its owner owner came back to her...~ 1.!...-!~Ir.:k.'J)I~I'JWIc.......)._.:lIJJ_.\jI.lI..:.!..---":".. felt abJe and and when park there. the hotel . elderly followed </"J.J ~l. 10 Pembcrley rewards House the following house Jy.. j5" ..01.jo.......Jl+4:':"_""':'<lWJI"!u.j~~.... ... ~~1 ) a_..y!.:...4'JL>.I$.-!~J~ J)_'_"').JJ.JI.LSl+4~1..U J~I !t....J..i)J.!lt:..o.l..t.:-I.s::: \11..j~IJ_.:.L...i<rJ_......rlI ......I_"-.JI..a~!.r.\..lJ?i.... moment might Il was such fell that be something! meeting to be mistres~ of Pemberley L....I...l..s1 now have inslcndof .rl1i_r.J_.._._r.:J.JI.l'.!...W...tlliJ~..d.4 J~..6.UI ...J.b-..:.j.I.i:-~'~~~~~. .o.!lJt.L...JGIJ)L. .~~....SI~!t...IS...:J~..b...-itJ....<._..!~t_.JIJJ~ly:. p-ui\_.$ft""J was dehgbted..1..h~ the hotel had not been the house woman her mistaken .}...ii..li)~)4:JJ.:.r-"~ o...JI...I$·rt.)_...J1P.J~·~ir. .ythenc~tday Elizabeth's drove wonds vallcy..l.j_...i!Is behind she handsome.u.. all her fem-s about and she hoped They kCCjlCI'.......I.~._.-!~IJ)L...Elizabeth sfbly terrible whether agree meeting that wes not at all happy at Pemberley.._.....r.._..o..-!_. to look round As they by the housewith ndircct round rooms a rcspecrable-looklng. .<l1 she asked Ihe family to her aunt's were yet at Pemberley plan to visit the house therefore..r:-'_.L.)~.<~).ilI~....-.. . 4::l! ..U...c..j.r.)'I"'pi_'_'_'_'~1.shc walk in the drive that they would ~"""""J..u":"".S\ .I._.l.-.lI..~""""'Jy.cJli~4-lliI-liJ'J~..r-c5")ll.J.) As Ihey went up the steps to me front door of the house.l.:..Wt. stone some beautiful on the 0l)po~itll building tasteful rnnning it and a stream a natural.<G~iu..JI...r.:.J.toPemberlc. there But be! Mr Darcy would with the idea. for the summer.Jl0-'\j~L..l.Elizubeth kept thinking ·And I might have been these rooms Imighl viewinglltCtnu"strnnger!' mistress been oflhis familiar.)s.J_."...foJI<...!l_J. nOI..d . as they turned side of a with high She AI design.lI.:--~I_.U~.:...!.<...lI..lJJ«-wLS in at gU1es 10 the purk and drove on through the great was "large..L~.s:."~ ..._.j'-f'IJ..-I.:.J she hud no business and the thought worried her greatly.)~ ')LS .. 4SJt.::..)!o. in front..:.l>...

..Jl.._.·:~1..)1S . of my master small painting large group 'Here is a picture showing them person:.j.".i.J. l could i.iJ.sJ..i"J_.S_.-:-.J~.. .:.r:'!l""'. and everyhody on angry who word him will agree. The Mrs Gardiner housekeeper..j........--=-. 10 be so nOw that heis fairer master.... ·~iJJ.lli.-ll_.l._. bUI rorhim' who J don't know anyone Mr and who will bc good enough smiled..PJ!IJ":""" .. she went on.::£Joo':~L \J....I. with" . continued..?-..U?-.:"o~I)I.~J_.:.Jl...<olA-1:--...:ted to arrive tbe next day.l..JliJPJ·~~..he of Mr Darcy. .She keeper uncle reply Iriends wanted whether to find an opportunity to ask the housebut it was and received her the of \..l<.OJ am sure marry.J'ih-\J.' The hou~ekeeper'srespeel forElizllDcth Incrensed when you can tell us how good lhe picture is..L c>/.Jle_.I.-:-....J~:~~~~~..-?..)l~.I)"":' J/l'l.\..)w .'saidMI'~GDrdincr.:.r·d .1 • and without I know waiting no one for an answer.4'~~~4.pend more time here with us..:l...:::~~ .._..)ll...s.....iJ. so handsome.lI.._J\ she heard that she knew MrDarey 'Do you asked..I\r... I 4..">I. a fine 'Ih:tvelleardheisaveryfineperson.bW~ who eventually that he was e~pe<..jlo J.?jJly. Lizzy._..?yi...Js'i..1:.Jli~)"":'.ri~I.SJ..lISI..\i..1_.C()nlinlieci '1 ~ay 110 more knows tome ways tinued than the truth.' 'J!J. and I have known such n good-tempered...~.J...1l.l.<i:ri ..J..._.........I....j~IJi:I)I~U'i..>-.•~..}>\..l..~ Ji-"". \'I<...J-"\:"'O'v.>cr-I.....:..J~.......'.1 ·.. 1 I wish he would <$lp...:. obviouslyenjoycdtalkingabouthermaSler..r._..1 .J~\.·<.l1 a... J_r._.!lJ. He has never spoken in his life...1 ~Y-r1 .I) maslerreally asked was absent.....I·:~I.....llJJ_.i...-4-.ll~'l.. up.._"s.""'J}>lt....>:.lI·.?l ~~~IJ_....Il..:..1iJ<J'iI\.5.j 'J!~li--l..-I~IJ .SJ..JlSi.)i..JL<. 'bUI.Jt.r"i'l<?\<...J." JWL) .l·iJ15..u. so thnt he might ...1-'-'!-'-:-'-4-~.__·:j~.rJSJ.I"".j fur a bener. not think he is u very fine gentleman?' she .....J.i..J-"~J1J. the questioll..)1:I1.J....5J.\_.lJlj-lII.. Ihink.J..s' .~<..l'l\.' him since he was al- generousc!1ilrl grown and has conno! wish .-..._...vrl_.lfo.~i-l:-lI~Li L..Jl::".~Ii.

This praise was opposite to all her ideas of him......l1~}J ~)~~..:..lt ...S ci.)\tl.I."(_:'_..llh .Lo-.........._..--t""""l..!.::...s..U.J:. ·.I..sJlo.1A:r-~)r-1~ l .!.....Il".o!I.u •.>..s:..~li...41\ .!.".iJIJ~IJS~)J.J~J . Thehou~ekeeperwas happy to continue with this sub jcct as she showed them round the house.!.l.fo.J}..!...l('"+!.I ~t.." (§....lw ...l"'..lI~.r........W~~~~~~~':~I L.~i.!..r. fqyJ10SI of his life.>J:.r.>'~._.hJ . descnbedhisgcncrosi!y"lo-thepoor...JI...:..r.)s-.s. <.+:JIr...)ol..lI..I.S tLJ.-J.:.:.....WJI~~\.J...M... wondered..p...5<.:._.JJ_.lI:tJll:d..iliWtiijl..S~JI. 'Can this really be Mr Dart:y! What II pleasant impression this gives ofhim!'shethou-ghl..I(_r."'"'ul... and was impatient to hear more..rJI .Jlr::t_..JIr:: ..JSi2'M(.\S .-'-'-IJ. ~I~ * .ilI..l.:.JbSc>lI..J..J ~ ~ ' .l...._JI</"J.l1 'W~Ir.r·t..~·_.:...J~.r..J.:...!l'<$I)I4<.}~..ll~\·J_.0:?.JJ""". ifJt_ri> Jl. I_....... I.. doubled and accepted as this sensible "..l01.....~16 .. .-dl..u~ljL:. .1.lI'__.I..J. Elizabeth listened...?.llI..lilns~wl~'...hlsto~lfaimess-loal1 those who worked fo J5 p01S ~J..""":":.ju.Jt_.}JJ.)~~~~~ 'Hl'~~"f'jJb..I.:.. 1J. i~ i.5.j) '" .h ~~J.)\....•}...lt ~~J~I::.:~~....ts.I...?1:~I.ci.jr." ('+'_.S_. She had had firm opinioolhatMrDnrcywasnotagood-nnluredman...>ISJ.J4 !.om~n.-I_.l JyJ.~1A)~1 y.>JL...-J10~~I..ll:.rJI>.I_..tf.1... who hod known so wcli.)I.1 J-o>':~fo J...U\.___J.. o-J""....liI_.....JJ_\ jN·lh':"\4....r..~WI.J'....'_" (j~.I..lI~ ~Q~<!~)J~lo'l~...Elizabeth though! thi~ WilS going I! bit far....".<-'-ci~u'''''WI~~r:t<$..._.I....I~."!II..'!~lh~)L.>:... .:.j1.io! <lJ..

s r.)~ ..\...)\.. minutes ./-~.-"-i.:.....1lI~J.-JI)..L. and came (TlsL.. i.r-l1i.)...j\...\:h'l4o/'::"':"'_\J.J .~l.J\j0.c...lj... he spoke to Iheir niece..J } ~t.-c...)J·p.-...... Pemberiey it seemed How strange on into the her aunt the beau.>--._.1 in his Wfiy again!Oh.....IUltlS red.:"\y' r-1~I.J·~V .r1\I~I. Their m~t and lumcd Ihe checks of both were the deepest automatiforwaul to who not she were they and Fi- ~l~I .... He stopped quickly still wilhsurprise his manners friendly and Elizarelh as possible...-l1.f./\.:...:...:tI...I:--l1 .rS·V..IS:.. Mr and Mrs Gardiner.. ...I~c?jJ\L.u'. eftrlier! But what if only hehnd could his ri~cd sooner minutes or if only they hod left remarkably ?J......1..:.. 4-:::-.J'._...I remembered greet them in a polite.Il:':"..u-'"' ..<a....15 ..:.')~.u .. wrapped u must when in she seem but when and she was reand walked back he suddenly said goodhye ~..iI~:'::".......I.j.'. ...JJ.ts <.....\.1 y-:...f.r~lyw"""_l.-...).I.....:..:._.4\..".. •..S_r'<fo..._:............. _rJ.. knew immediately while and embarrassed. about hcrfamily..JJij<p...TL....C)~-.j.)~:.) The others J)...)..l)~U~I}Jt..J...')~1. ....pJ5~J..i~ 121 . ~J ~~_.I_""'.o.)4'~.r'<$I". c:.)i.evcryideaseemedlOleavehisheadandhestoodfor a few moments lieved townrds gardens. } . .1!t...r>_.. s:..'~...~ d~..I1 said what a fine-looking tiful views to him thought thrown len of the park.M.....l.sY-~.L.ie--'"I}IJJ.~IJ_.~~.ill.Srl.._.1.... ..:...."..c?I4:l6-. But her had also chnngcd his voice had none of its usual confidence his mind was not on what he was slLying mall.:.l5".I'...... ·LPl~ y "-:~jil cl:.l..JA.f..l~ldj~_..:-..J4-olJ'.>J!fo...p-J..l..>-WSc?\e::-' .-...1!..w..)'I..5 o.jlrs':JIJllj.J..I....o)..J:"'')l..)J...:.l.L..._.).J.m<......o:J~ .:.:..Ii~L<l........'J11'"""""'1 .J1..They eyes cally were only twenty yards from each soon olher..".S..!.. r':JI...:.....iI..I_..IL...~I.I..?..:-)'1 L...<.)J v.J 10 leave as quickly bur MrDarcy .::F-LUJ.'I.....j<.jSJA.I_)Ol:......... Ihnt she had he was absent! herself . he was.J~·ir. dared They since '-":t~~~ili'... .... without saying a word...l....<. when the house thenjoined Elizabeth her and lhey walked hcard nOI a word man he was or admired She walked come to see in ~ilc]]..L.• _.I.......) .'4rJUJ.:...JI_".!.Jf~IJ:.:.J.>..ISl.\.. her own thoughts ~»\.<. WI confused questions with to his Face and did not know what answers uncomfortable of her life.../~\.ts "":":.....jJV4)~L..u.l. ...I.)l~r!.~ r-lJ tp..>UifoJ5::...!~»....1l and feelings. and stood who was obviously lifthcrcycs some gave to his pelite of the most manner his whole last spoke: clearly way..1I..J~'...s_..L....:<.\L.L..-."-.j:.i.su.:.>i.N:-l \.10 having JUSt seen a painting waiting of him...__.ts_. than he was expected..:...).J'~4) •.. Or maybe thut she had nor ar- .p:... naUy.'_.\t.....j_.J":U.lSLt~lJ..

. ._......lo:"~_""4~ JJ........."...._.:-1 • ..)I.i.ll:.d_""'_"I_. ~'.)i\~\A-'-':-Y......)4-:ll>-r-.~~~ .i.-l\_)14J\.)I..:JIIJ.._..)!J.'Jlo:-...s:..~".J...II...~j..._JIJ.-JIIJ.sy.!lL. d'LS.j.r-'Jl<lL....hL!I_.!1l:'~.!l~...o.i-'-':-.....L....._....:._.s...i..j..jr.)\"'-"e~':":'IS~.)'lIJ(_I.__Jlc:: .J"~.IJ . .S"...j.>..5:f'J HlLnsforil should create "uch acbaogc..\Jl....J.:.re:-"\.lII. or that hcshollid Sli11 think well of me.1.".I.....!l"- .jJ.:..ro.._.__oJ....r"'-')IJI""" .tj')l.~j..JIIJ.)lSrS.JJJJ.j ~JL~I_r...l~-L. L.)!_'..__r!:J.".t.J'_~i.-"Y'I..)!t.4t"'~.:.:':":_"'i~iC::J'~)II.'J.j'J.o.\.JL>:- ....:.J.'¥'i~ 122 ..1.)l~I..wy!f~~J._.~J.J..r".-:.lI)I >wl..J.. '..r.Jl.. ::"...-JIr..»....~Ij::i! .\:':"\)._.ll~.__jI~y.\. .:nl.......)!_.L:.)~)..LJ_ILi_._...'lI..:JJ.<.... WI~~WIJ')(...s.J-"..J)..lcl:-'...r1 14=bL:.J~..o·e_..)i..0_.Jb! ~'...oT)')IS'......\JUlI......LaJIIJ._._..j 01...j.)fo.L.""'''-.l.<..J.I~\..J'"'LSn ......w.....J._..)i~lr.. ~...J..Ja..J. yJL.Id-ll~....-!.~ ....1__..\..~jll_...40\.#1J'.AJlf-'J'.ll. ..rUr1'L....o.J\<.J.5J. even afterthat' ~..~Il..?-"'..J~wt~~~_~l.)JL.~I_rt'JI.j~J'.L..l1.lI_.jw_..-flUIJ'(..r'''''o':-~..--:J~1.u.r..S..0\.:?J'4-:Jl~...l.)\. :lll~ " '.b.r.J"'!......S?I..).ll fo.-.I'.o.....~~..).....!J...:....>J ....\Ij_"..SL.. ......

lJ_...-0ff.:.~...-_'jr.. Mr Darcy agreed with Elizabeth that he would bring his sisler to sce her there the iliIy after she arrived in Pemb....ft'-'&'_..:. They walked on in silence...w'l._.i:.J.SI •.J~I.<Jlr\.~lL~..-.::.""'""'"\J'-!"".15~~I_r..<l1 _ .l.\Jcr"_..:. and before they left toretum 10 their hotel in Lambtcn.....lll.J'i~":"::'_"_1. since it meant that if Miss Darcy wished 10 meet her.J~L>~1 li~J....41~.J'.)1'_...JI::.'-..ilI:.J~I)l.:.:. _)I.....::...-J1.I..Wl 'will you allow me to introduce you to her during your stay at Lambton?' he asked.i. .~ J.4...) ..4-..b....".1.JJiJll.:.--'llj"G:-e.~I.w_...)Ji.?.._"'iJ~'i.:.jCt. ._.:.:.) ...bwlJ--4.i.)\-"_~~j.h...c:-PI" tl..t:-"'Jl...olrJ:'~lc:..:: <.b<-:.. who wanted to meet her i~Jl.1 r.. each of them deep in thought..I\.}:. j~..l+.l _ .1'~4JI.I'~I<J)..J..J:..When Mrs Gardiner began to get (ired..iI ......4"~I.._.....r")' J...:.....J4"_._ ..rley ~.fo...~wl\.-:~\~~~~~~lt:~~~'l y4-}l~L.i\..).~ ........&.~I.~!.4--'lI.__i-olJW_...l'-!""_.S.~I_.:...~I~.l:--iI..__..wl.4l1_... to Elizabeth's great surprise.l.s::.lw\'"'"")Ij....?JS'w15J!. _......l10~1_.J~wtJJJI·41t__.~"...j ~l.r)1..-...1_.)15I~J\.....>~wt~...-'-.". J 4..i.-JI :':"1~<p'.. _....r-'\'-'!.... especin!ly his sister.:.... and said that he hoped Elizabeth would come 10 meet thorn..41LiJ..~UlJ~I.6..)!4J_""'J~<?..'-i1 r'_}'.iJlrHI&-\y..:: ~..~I~r>.ol.:lI_..L..~......-..i> u.._!lJ~ . ..A.1 ...l1 J..-.jiJ')L...:..s_.\j .J! Z$E~tr:~~.~).~~!J Jx:--J.<.."....Jle~<-?)~ JI..... .jj~')lcil_...4.._.i_.._..r!lt..fo..Lo.J.A.. ).G:...._.'_.._.i4li_...~JE.l...L. she walked with her husband and Mr Darcy came 10 walk with Elizabeth He explained that he had come to Pemberley a day early to see thee everything was ready to receive his friends.."lJ_...'i...-o_li Lo. . then herbrothermu~thave spoken ab<)ut Eliznbeth_ She wns rc_ lieved to think that perhaps he did not think too badly of her and accepted his invitation. \Jt.l'._..iJ1 _.p..x...l.I_).lI.

J4:ll.Cll:'::"""..J)'JolSJl\. but (0 Eli~ilbclh he seemed only to bckindandconsiderute..r"L!J..r-iJ~u.:..>J4-:l(.:..i.)l::Jlrl.i~41)..J'<..i..:..r..S. Over those few days. and il was not his words bUI his manner which gave his questions their full meaning for Elizabeth. I~IS~.". .."..}.j¥IJ_".S .J.On this first meeting with Miss Durcy._.)s-...._'.."'.JL L ~':"IS".)lS.1 ~../'J':':"\~'':''.../'~_..... To her aunt and uncle it was obvious thut h~ was very much in love with their nie~e. and she found that he was just the same open..-J ~.o~d)}~..2.r}~r::'.}tJe'~I~t .~hamcd(Olhink that she had disliked him.ket:ntocontinuetheirfriendship.I~lJ..."JI<J' .I4'L.i~i_..~'....shecvcnfcltu....o.<.\....s_._...L...S.r-IL_.t.Jl::"'.! . friendly person she had known at Netherfield Hall.j.:J.::~":~lr ~\Sl...~l."...I.....:JI_"".oJjJl'J.)1.WJII... 10 have the good opinion of her aunt and uncle and to en~ouragetJlegrowingfriendshipbctweenhisownsisterand herself..o... <J1J.15 1~! .i--.y.ft~-:.8bclhwuspIC>lscd.II...II.bW1r. ond over the next few daY5 when she WIlS invitc<..-\""Pr1l."\~_l1...u.l several timca to Pemberley House with her uncle and aunt.and~hecvcnenjoycdthecompanyofMrBinglcy..-J"L1:r0i.n'l~ClI..ltll41 ~!. IJ'o..4cl"J..::. Elizabeth's anger against Mr Bingley had died away long oetore.L muchonJane.\4lI.Jl::"'-.)!l~ ...)sl::.J.~... She began 10 enjoy being with her new fricnd.U. woo was one of the group staying at Pemberley with Mr Darcy. She began...)\e-"I}1 ~~t~J\".i~~I.:JJJl.:.l~<s~I'L.J.\j Jl o..fr"-!0\j~.iJI.".~JJ'.WI.i...:...oI<?jJlr.I.pi~~J-u."..'"!.. .o..i. He was so ch.....~:':"I-4.hJJi...iL.\::.~I_r.!ll>.J.... But she was also grureful to him. to admit to herself that she respected certain lhings about him..J.s.anning that u would have been impossible for her to be angry with him.Eli1.J.J'=t ...:~~I~~~~..ie-"I)IV".._.~ ~"..1 ~1.}~J...\."JIc::JJ".._..j.:S"JIj!"l0\S...!J.ir1J 'i~""""'" .~Wl~..I......S ._.J4ll."'"¥~iJ_../'~~.1-41 l.j4'I>""'JS":""..fo....__y.J....JI:rp~:':"~~1..jI.jr-:Z._.~b-J4lG-c::i-".oL. ~I_r.)l J."j.J'')IS.iJJ... and whether they were all well..iJ:.........r-<.Jl<.erJ..l-"J\. Elizabethfound the younger girl to be shy and gentle not er all pmud...S .l.~1~1'-r"""<iW!J0\S....~ ~.<JI~..\~t ~:_"'.i. Elizabeth was forced to consider 1I0w her opinion of him had changed. at first unwillingly..:.....J.oJ..oJ. Grateful not only thnl he had once loved hcr. as she had CJlpcctcd.Oji<. ...:. He asked whether all her sisters wen: at Longboum.\.J5 J.t... IJCllSoJ...I.ft.... bur also thnt he hudclearly been able to forgive her past unfair accusations...d!... . ..o.:..l ..~t.>c::4fo.u...lH...II~_..:....t"..l 127 126 .....I.?'"<.r._..".l:.l. It was clear fhat his Ihough!~ were still very c <..Jl.. even if she had wnnted.. She had certainly did nOI hale l1im. "l'=..:..~I_r.lI .~'L. seeing Mr Darcy among his friends at Pemberley several times.-.r'..:JI.....

.V.L"'...Jik...t.J~~_.l:. LlWJ &. and wonder to come mId help 11.s::_!l<.._....'" be af this rime.rU·w!J...)I. <.:.»<.4...is diffi· ml'ljm'!? YOllraj[ecli(J"alesisfer...r.!l$j!p:.fI ~~I"""I..!llo..)./ . .../J_:_"J"'...jJ~I"""IJ_.:.r"t..l'Ure l/rlll Ihey 01/1 which 10 Landorl 10 Iry loft/lei Wickham and Lydia may /rave ....:rJ.[.s""""rl Li·..I..1~~"J.JS:r..j/..•iblejllr!rim I/...:._. how va/liable hi.)~ya.J.UJI/..:r4'~Ic!I_..1.JJL..<.......I:s:. f hww here flwt $lIjJerall r1..(....:r.:.:......~..\.-?I-".JJjLP-_...jfl !.)..10<..UIi/L. gaud PO(Jr M(Jther is really ill alld slays W ..r Colonel JeCfclly Ihal L}¥lia ~::~~. w '~J.....r~L.........:..lS'l:.)!..!J...K...) • we are all wdl.J .JI..CllJ..<.._·~<#....)l>[..PJI..bl. <I bUI do 11m be alamleel Lydia.r...t.(. /UW8 gmlt rouse lol:el/l£r we are lU)I a/all ...f>'I·....L!=SJ monq..:._rSJ.i..L..jl. bill I must admil t(Jyollrrclllm.s.uJ~IJ}~Jr<JI_p.JJ._...r. Brighloll..-IJ ~..»' Gree/llob8morri~d.. "0 al/£OSIh" Irer cuo'ay with him becalls~ he WlUIIS "er they hlld "/1/ ....i.J....:s !. ~10~~r.J.:uJJJL. ~J~._.cl.u....ur ....:Jw. Someliling very serious and wrexpecled Iu<s happened.r good name and/Of 1/. ~J.ldolraveoole to my unde.f...eIC..t:.jlfliJl""..JI.:r.I.J}1 ._J~.-(..._)} one of his officers: mixtake for husllo them wilh Wickham...........1.J1 l'.u..)~J'r41<... ianlgloc/YOII/wvenolbeen wilh us..1' ill if il be pos .r'YIr..y.JI.aklm 10 SeQ/land..~: c:1~ld!r".A.-y<JL... advice would 10 I look forward requeuto mace.~4' t..L. both. ..~/.~V..rI-4Y.fi')~t.._.J1 YJ~ "arne of Ollr family./J..._..)U...':".Lo..t:'!.!...-Cj J.J~l:..)!le. Ilmwgll ill [acl! Wick/lam mus/kllOw has tll)/ liralLydia taken II moncyalail..wl/~·_.J. 129 12' ./"__I~..:._..r-J~~ ~...>. in ~[r.-L-"._u.:r.j 4~ [. ../1 tier room.~)L.~r~-Y~/L'~'~..~...ot:J. Scotlandwuh Wllat a lerribl~ We nave lelling Ilad IIJ' II cOllcenU' poor Fom~r roll awa)' ill to leller from IUI.UI""'.t.rer!Sibl~ Father wo.r) 1_r...:~:~~~.:~)!.J.../~JiV!~ .rf~·G.!. We allfellr very milch/or Lydia'... Ihe worry vel)'IIIl1ch however...u.J....JL.h.)/.. "88/r1" Ilwuglll of going 10 Grelna 1...i/.JiJ*'1..: DeareslLiuy...

.ct course.J-liJh..c.. ~~~~(~:~~~IZ~~2....I.t.' He called back the servant whohnd shown himin and sent him off 10 look for Mr Gardiner.".:JJI.l...)!CJlii%JI..lJ-Ii..:.¥-.~~~~~ .liJ'~I_r.I'+S}-J~L:J\4--P-_.J!~')~J~ f. You arc not well cnough_ You canoor go ycureelr.:._... .l~.. But as she went [0 the door.l+. 'lam not iI1.. I hnvejusthad some very bad news from Longhoum..~ - _r-o-L>:-1_'.-l1.l<JJJli.._jfi.-J1.ro':'lS. and Elizabeth watched him..l:S:.:.J:>-'J1.'.J_.j)~}~ ·~....IJ.. 'No..u. 'Please let me go or let me send 11servant to find Mr and Mrs Gardiner.. he offered to fetch her a glass of wine or call someone else to look Bfter her.J.. ....JJI. and Mr Darcy appeared.....!.... .:.eli.J:>-·iJ)o1 ~~~~r~~~. it was opened by a servant..lJ......""_"___"""<:'::".:~~t..._..< . Her pale face and cxcned manner made him stop and before he could speak Elizabeth said: 'You must excuse me.J0-'i~~ ~-Y.l. ... He listened quietly us Eljzabeth told him thnt her fntherhud gone._.y.fnu warned 10 know what had been done to find the young couple and to bring Lydia home again.Ji'I).. intending to go out and find them straight away....r."'J':_'J.Ub ..-:-.y. ....!.'-.j..J..:-!I.-lJJ... ....llC/_il.l. He listened quietly I'S Elizabeth told him that her father had gonc [0 London and thaI Mr Gardiner was requested to go and help also.~r~~~~~~~~:Jt..--._.Y_<JJ.J~L:':"'~1 l. thank you: she replied...b~\ ·4.J...I mu.JI'p--...pJ.J!J.)l~·'~l.:. and Elizabeth got up as soon as she had finished reading this tenible news.' She burst into tears as she !.J.J-i~. looking UnhBppy and ill.1aJ..L!.:>.:-lI_.ot.:_.AJI.~1·i~JJ } ~i. ...I.t_.L)_.Her uncle and uunt were out of the hoet.lhavcnotamomenttolosc· 'whnr is the matter?' cried Darcy.~.C~~~:~I~~~~4J~I~ R_'·r~t.j_.1J1 1~~::::~~stZ7 .lIJJ~.t. wulking in the town..l"I.~··-:..~10i~ .[ go and lind Mr Gardiner thismomcnl..._"...t.yc..a4 ._'__._....z</.aid this..~_""').JI')J4...15.-... He was shocked..?w. Elizaboth sat down._"J_.'':_'.'j_.-:-. Dercy listened carefully.. thinking gloomy thoughts..-'_). thinking how he would certainly never wish to have anything more to do with her or her family after this sud event.w~ .>_..-..:..$.~.<"'.1.. but thcn told him the bad newS about Lydia and Wickham..L~. Darcy walked about the room.:-. Never had she honestly felt that shecouJd have loved him as now... when all lovc would bc.. hopeless ~.i~·rI.J..:..~~( ·...ro~ '_.. It was impossible for Mr Dercy to leave her. Ji_ _..\_.:S:J·\._.

"_r ..j..sJ"'.J'.W\.4.li'~~ JI.._)&..'j\~...<t.\l...i.->l.~JJ\~.. quietly "_'.)~...~T-._..:t.dJ.r1J r~J..i:l-4v.r'-"lIW..II.)4.iJ~i~\~_..l>..1...)\J""y~)l.:.f~r~~l.IJ.. atonce.s:.... ~Lo.J'j...:.u-l..JI). iliLo.o...._.r'-I ..).)..:.:...c.JI. return his secrecy.). would friendly by$hire..J. to know each other was 10 be III home again with nnd it took rell.>.l. as quickly .Ij.)u.)l~I..~r::~\. ever see each other wny they had started Now. ...r-Il.)).l.).L.!I...JJ'J-4!'''''''IJ<r')'~~IJ'''.Ji~.... 10 afier the Gordiners 10 jeave all 10 agree for Iheirb3gS10 the hotel bill paid and ferthem to be on the road for Long- 133 132 ..JS .. Jane agree 10 do whut he coulcl to help thorn he promised her his sympathy for her and soon As he left unlikely they in DernOI in the most 10 Longboum us soon lIspo$siblc..J..Ol..i.U_.:i .J.>e'J'~u.A.r.)_..<S.'jI)J..uL<.""""""~~ .I...o.a.:..oJ5" ....\. r"lI~.!.f). again... wishes ~J\.l.J'..!I...')I>....il..j?..ci..... left.)....)fl.iJt?-'~.)..J~ If...Jd) J..r"J to the Gardiners.r.)!".J~.. sending the room...L.f:.L..-...P~y \r and kindly.-.After a few minutes' He offcred he expressed his best Elizabeth silence Oarcy spoke again.$.J_.Jl~.lrncd no lime at all to 10 the hotel fOTthem be packed..)I~J.ci....tJ t?-~~.r-ll.. ull ~he wished as possible. and certainly }..Jl~Id-J'.~.. ...._)&.ooJ.W felt Ihat it was .JW..lL ..Jj.Jr.I..)ll.

..-.\t Wickham and Lydia had gone to Scotland... He had also heard from Colonel Forster that Wickham had left debts behind him in Brighton..r.l.£S iJ~. who stayed in her room and complained endlessly about the unfair./1 '-"".Jr_.!l\a..>o~r.)I!li..)K...~~JJJ~J.:~~~~~-::~~\-' '.. News also came from Mrs Philips in Merylon that Wickham had left large debts in the town when he went \0 Brighton..o.""d'ci...J"_r.Jl....J1J.Si~J.:a-......!ll:.l.....hS:.!JI.J.. Every day was a day of worry and waiting.. A few days later he wrote again to say that he hadpersumlcd M.'.-<.''_...Jl:':'_''l·L. he went on immediately to London.~~..r~-' ~~I _.l..L.)r... Mr Gardinel".hi~-'.Jfo...J1 ....:._..t..... to tell them what was happening.J~...I~-'J..?yJ_..--JI..".~'.lJl..".l-!JSL.JI "'!. II became more und more clear how much damage Lydia was doing to herself and 10 all the family by running away with such a man...1c--'J.o:.J"<JL.r..~:~.<...---lI')liL.lIt.~if't . ufler reuching Longboum two days latter and Icaving his wife nnd Elizabeth there. and everyone in Merytcn now thought of him lIS a very unpleasant. 'l-'~f'4U.i~~{f~~:.i<for.J!.....)!t__... ~~t..--lI.Li.....~)4-..L. but there was ~tin no more immediate news of the two young people.rrS..jiJJ!... .._.)IJ_"""_..:S"\~Jt-.and hewn.J\..tSLCJ\S-'..CHAMER SEVEN ..::..)r.j~l..l...\S4t..J" •• IJJLJ!~!l.tl.·l3cnnct 10 retun.)\>J~ . 134 . Their aunt was a great help with Mrs Bennet..>.....f...Jc¥y-~iJ-.. ungrateful behaviourofhcrtl!oughtlessduughter.lrricd.:.s:..o41:':".:".4--'. would himself continue to search in London for Wickham and Lydia.l..~.--JIr::Y<..l Mr Gardiner did not believe Ih......I.t.::~UI(tp:._. He had still found nothing to suggest that the young couple had gone 10 Scotland lobe m. unreliable young man.iJ~I....j~r..sJI!l..r\.md so."}·":".}~i .~surethutlheywere somewhere in London...'~iJ~~~~1 I._p..r.A.r--J.')I.....:)_.I...)J.yl.l.... to join Mr Bennet there in trying to discover where the young couple lIadgonc Elizabeth blamed herself for not having told her fatller what she knew aoout Wickham's past behaviour to Miss Darcy.:J\'-fJ.l..1¥..~~ ~.l..~'l :.5i.... and they waited every duy for a leller from Mr G~rdiner..iJJj JI.l~'....).+lI...I-'_.l.t._.J'JI.u:WIJS"J~4.lt..J~Jj1s-'\..l.....t... d~1....l d'4.J..)JI.!..J ~~..4~:.'. "J1 .?t. r. .:.r..l.___..!l_'..? _.4-\ ~1_.=....J"41} l ..\. ..~..:..:._.I.st.Jf"_.o\.:JIif ~J~I. she fclt that she was partly responsible for the prescnt difficulties...S_..IliJ\S. .}~JS..iiJl.r1I~I_._....lI.I..... Mr Gardiner wrote two day~ laler 10 say Ihat he had found Mr Bcnnct '\I1d taken him bnck 10 the Gnrdiners' house to stay with him....!.._."'1.II..\S:""J ~..--'b ..J"~i. to Long_ bourn am! thaI he.lI.r-:JI.t:. __1I. .r.....JI..iL.

i.~ ...l!..Mrs Gardiner help hcrhusbnnd began 10 wish 10 be at home in London 10 if she could.r.....Jc?i!fu..J/)JSe~.:.-JW:.u.l 4'1_"..r<. I1llr can Ifind there w<ls WI)' iWenrirm of being married..J_.)6:•.. L+:..JiJl.JiJ....j)_»Jtf. 'lIId u is not IlS bad as you might have feared.o.j0.. His name had never becnmenlionedbyherniecesineelheirsuddendepurture from Derbyshire.JI._)..l_.S.y.u~ll~!lf..._I.$)..I...."J1.r-1P'.<.:-i.:.~liJl._.4Jl>.L.-. it does seem... however.jl..~G.:. f waS lucky enough /ojimlQlu wllere Ihey were mayi1l8. They are no/ married..~I.l:iJL.Ln~f)J. Elizabeth was sorry to see her Bunt go.ii$..J! ...uI)..:14!..:.f.J. lp-l ~I ~~ r-1 ..:..._ll.uI!:<.t.C'... i.--lI..I'un them both.'!J~.S[..JJG:-.j~...}')!~.L.. and l hove "OW . she would not be feeling HooutlhednmugeLydia'sstupiditywasl1nwdoingLOherself and her other Sisters.Y-i..)~.>-_.I .J.<.jL.. so. Elizabeth took it from her father and read il OUI 10 whole family.il....1_.:.__".li .t..L.:Sf..ghta.~l...Al.. but there had been none.li1J.J.r..l~. Mill Gardiner had hoped that a letter might follow them fOT Elizabeth from Derbyshire..J!d)~l.-Jt:..y.JG......_..jL.cl.I!:.L\.&. Ihat Wickham's ftnancialcircumslGncestlre nor quile as hopeless as we h"dbi!lieved."..~..p....~ ..-Jt..>I~ r-F~J . if she had never known MrDarcy.P-V"..... .... Two days later another Iener came from Mr Gardiner._..4.yU1r4-CtJ. 4. Y~4::...l.. when Mr Benne! re- turned to Longboum.~..r :L..J_.:r~ciJ~ .A. <r J1J )~LL""""~iJ)iIv'>"~~I..JI~Is...iJ'~!.r .. ·'._.?-~l}_.t.j.t._..t.ll.PJt~..iJ...(ieee.:.~ISI~\..b.. 137 ia ..-Jj ~jfC~~~~~~~~~~L.o1I.lJ..010F~Ir.'._..-J.c-.$4.j.r..J1 4i.i")ls...:.~r~).f'r_.J~y...s.t.._...)s-'_.IS .t4!IIJ.io.).._".!~!.? c!.. AI/asl i am able to '>'endyou news afmy so depressed J.irr1J·~JCJr.!.jr.-.~-'" ~lr':ltl.w.....j~..t.. i" demanding a certain pounds a year· brforehe and 1 have 1101 hesitared WI/oum of agrees 10 to tell him IIWI )"ou will pay it..L...:-(J..-l.)sJ~Js-iJ'Jt4... Wickhllm mo"ey -o"e hundred marryYO!lrdal.r'f </"J'?'<:"I...e.. My dllarbrnrl'er.)(.J:.j1 j-T.Jl J'...O.u>'~Il.~-"~.. lJl.. iJr~'JJ'~J?L.• Ji~J~~rJrj-r.:..\.i.~lrfi..~r4JJJ--}.:-.1r..d. she said goodbye to lhem all and travelled back to London in the same carnage.i.:J~ ir. but I am hoping 10 per!made them that Ihey slwuld b~._.iJl.'1 if' <... It rcOlained a puzzle to her...t..o4.~I (f'" J'LU...jl..4lSa:WI..J/..\'4~_.jj.......J.j~<it.... Elizabeth herself had by now realised clearly that... Soo" a/terYllu left Iwrc on Saturday.i._..)....r.Sr~1 Ji-L-JI...l.. and her aunt was very sorry to leave Elizabeth without knowing more clearly what her relations wilh Mr Darcy really were.eve"whenhehaspaidallhjjdeblS...)s~1+J\....r..iJl.

..I.. escaped \0 her room and hud timc locollsidcrquiclly how lucky they had 139 138 ..r"44Iy.J~)l..j/. she would not listen.-J--o) J-T..".. sick of !III this stupid talk. Jane tried to I'emind her what people in Merytcn thought of Wi~kh....)/?'~!~.a.)ur......~if.._r...ni'ar~~endg~:n~~e?~~rgBo~c::~~ ~~~l Itl~:/~~U~ns~~C:~O~~~i...LJ!..i...for_._J.)jJ&"".lm.<s_..J. dear Lydia'...at.iJ..idrl'..)!4~G-'j .LjP".ic. ._.>I·r'.Jt.....JIJ!ifWI~1 p .. :J!l:. Elizabeth...i.rHI. of Wickham as 'dear Wickham' and thinking abOut wedding clothes and going immedimeJy into Meryton to leJi nil her friends the good news.? h~m's behavIour lind begantalking of Lydia as 'deur...j·c!j)J.J .5J...i C'1v-W1 possiblc.Thcmoneymllstbepaid They wenl tll telltheir mother the news ana she was so excited al the thought of one of her da\lghl~rs helng.. but iI was no usc.. and of the great debt they would owe 10 Mr Gardiner's kindness.._..

)*~.(Jt~.a~rl·.lI~CI...i""_.been to uvoid thoughit ham._t!l_...-lI!l)~r1 ...J!~1..i.j ..')\ u 4'~.r"-li_'_'~y. there wns no one she so much to remain shameful story.) through lheneighbol....L:.L not that she feared lhal he would tell anyoneeise. matter..)i.J.ft. being had no sense of shame had lived together thaI Lydia without She bcgan U1lking about their corn- ing marriage freely 10 everyone she could...:..r..:.-tOJ1t.~. MrBennetdid not share her view of the.A:JI:. that his anger should mnke him go so far at all Elizabeth....Ofcourselhese argument in the house..-__.~.d' ..)!'~Ii')\S:J\\...4-<r.tl-"'}IJy-l.-...iJ<JtJ..)1..JI')l...._.lJI.ij}.....j4.~I..I::.y~..now and Wickham married..li...>I.o..a . without any knowlbehaviour.j~......1'hese was almost no one she would hnve trusted socomplelely wilh secrecy."':-'JSJ~J.r~~t~.1.:...-...-.r""!.lrhood.)IJ..>..)J~.Pr.. lt:...JJ'.:<Jl~. was not respectable.')I..<lI~tJ.:_.->.J.._.J.s.J.. and promised that he would house never again welcome Lydia and her hushund decisions Mrs Bennet could into their a long und Ihut he would net pay a penny for Lydia's caused nm understand was exto MI It was §2s!~We?fS ....lI JJt..._'.wherepeoplereceived and where it gave few days.. would But.. j~~~~t~~~.l_s.1&-~}...-l.Jt'....!J~...bWIr-~...~ ..JI.JJ-'i.S .r. ~.. tremely Darcy surry that first that she hud cver mentioned them morning at the hotel in Lambton..ir"~r=Jll.aJ~""..r4S:m~-y.lJ-I ..>'J~loJl.J!~ J o 1J..-4J. be the wife "f But he must now surely think it com- .......~...Jt.>....)t~'_""..~~:. even was most unlikely lhnl Lydia ever enjoy or wealth in her married life as Mrs Wick- . her at Hunsfol'dbefol'ea1\ csp<:cinlly as Lydia would this happened.-lIS"""'J_.\..l'~I_'.I.:..-aJI0" . time them something to talk unhappiness was considabout !he facl out of bed again for !he firsl for two weeks rcr rwo weeks..J~I:rc.lw.s.')ISL.'.. thai.-'~J'>J~-"-:l~t~t<'. Her future Mrs gennet.o.~l. Lydia was to be married sprnud quickly it phil- ~1~<r.aJS.. Her sister's have wished edge of the whole as he had told pletely shameful.l!~ _r..Jtt.>~ weddingclothes.lf!_"s:.)IJ.JI:..b:-J?_"'JJ. osophically about fora ered certain.l<..?Y.'i ?'~i!lla~rl.:.s~) •..b~~Jl-u .w...J..:.)W~J~J..)1~J_""'o.._..J. now thnt the problems were over.:.-:-Si.l.<J. Jl'-..lI.-"J.l.J'~I.t_ 140 .. .:i'JSL.JI4>~... The news much happiness so much damage to the family would name.i r~..S <r}~.} '?J-l5JI.J.~<Jl4:.--IJtp/- .a_. on the othel' hand.J5"<r..HJ"~ '(..~_.Lt.I.L.J~/.'__"""""J·~I_...

s. if gratefully suit and he knew tllM the offer that she hadsopro\ldlyrcf\lscdonl~ nOW have been huppily.s..r.l.w4--.the one would person obviously who never Mr Darcy so rightly mistrusted.wi.4""'_'" suit each other..l~lwI.}-)I.... Wickham's debts in Brighton had now been settled.o.<..ili<.It..J~I..?l~."._.J...a..:.-.lfi.j~.j:.......J""'lH)J.:Jif~)o._I._J1.:. soon wrote again \0 his brother to inform him Mr Gardiner th...j .J.I. Lydia would go 10 live there with him soon after their marriage.......".:.j.. she often thought.:.!-' ..r..jJ....:.~21"1I~ ?)ltl..Ll..~ K cil.-i\"""".s_...L)-.lJlr.li0r.<..I.o..r:-J'lhci~\....s:.iJ...J.~'~..:I.5J .._.)".i4\..J~.oJIJl.1_....i~\.j_..j~wlJ4'lI¥.. . and the continued interest in her which Elizabeth had begun to see in Derbyshire would certainly be at an end..L.". What II victory four months accepted! the world her..j~)r")J.~·. .r-l0!'?-\'\J~.....I.:._...j(~J ..1j21~$...'4 such a family...'lw"1I.:..I4->-Ai...:.j..J!~J-."'""'J~':II~ '....L.S...l.i:.>. ago.l.. ~..:--'\J.l....)I.I.rISCI..r>'li.)lJ'~~..Y')l.J)I..r1$J4 ~.....)~}..._·-'4-:-I..:.. He with wish to fonn any connection -~lh')!<J"J\A21!~'ld.y.":II-'.:.-JI-:.!.J\u..lJ. be softened pla~fulness.u. .:. come North such and Mrs Bennet livc in the and the othrequest to to the but June a long way away.~jJl IhJP"·J. _..h21L . news or him.~I._Jt.J<..""l.'fi character l.j""". was not pleased to think that Lydia would North.-....L.lj\~~U wy"...i...I:.~~}o"'Lo>.$lI.. would whous would would that she could have some for him.r._..>ic!'yJI~It' .J.o.~..-"rU21i~~..lW*1'-'!)J:i..i>\'y_.~\ ....:".. and Ihat Wickham had agreed to move with the army to a bettcrp()sitjon in the north of England.... Lydia's from ji...jt~i w~·'-'<l_.:.J..?l')~Y)I....JS_.?jJl~\<>:-.~J. L?ll\4-!_...!e-"I}t:.flJW..i~J..o... she began fell $ad and hurt at thcthoughloflhis.oi'L.itJr~J....S .:.Zo...~)<._...)!lJ .r.:..J0~_r.J1. But she could perrecr could ever take PlnCe..p:.?1l\..J~:..~I_.SIlc and just when be. about but Mr Bennet the idea. ¥ili~J~<..._..r>'I._t)I.-:.:.j~4-'-. and views would She began to realise that he W3S the one man in exactly manner His serious by her lively ~J._...+-oJ5'-:-~·~4·jl}J~·..rJl.--fi~fi'..?_.s:.r...r..t.J...:.>:l.:.o\:..'..wl..J.:':"1._.I~ J..IJ....4-":"I)j~~...:-!w\"p..)!0....._J..J..!l\a~ ers were nOI unhappy ViSit them all on her way refused London was ut first firmly by Mr Bennet..-:!... and unto re- r1WI.. They judgements nndin covering marriage oersrandlng..1....:..j .)_'.atall ... nO longer hope Ihat il could ever still wish 10 sec her she could 10 wish that he might again...~J....j~J4:S:J..J.i)<.:-ilr~'lI.I~...:r~ return she would his friendship learn from hia intcl1igence now never look forward no such and admiration.5..u.--lI~L. thatlheymighlmeel.:.?l.I.jJ.."..\:...:..

.r.. .. .W$:._.lI..yf) and the carriage back to the house Mr Bennet had Mr and Mrs They came..ollu/.}.i.."".J_..i.?...:..:.r"Ir'"LJ. her :.S....J'. 11.o. at the door...l..-Jl"""j.~.i.!..Ji.yJ.J..S"~r~yJ"""'_' . '4S_..J_.l.._.~..).101u.~)i.1 they would hi' mind.J1..._.~~ .-l'..tf>"~'J. Wickham covered in London for dinner.l."..t..r.l..di~I..Jl~.J!~~ .:....\.k..J"". w. e cr ..i_.'r.?"!lb...L.< "..-I10l5 c.J.J...01.S" .1..~ 4-:Jl>...:...l~ ..J~01.....•..::+"..l~~1.I\1~::"_""""":' '-!.).l.p..._jl. ·.i.Lydia~eemednotloruHliseat behHviour been.....':Jll~LJ'....L.r.S" "'jJ_..j~lij...u...uJ !!lb.J'.J't.L)j''''.."'cr"}~Yl.:. so he j:l. I I'l..y5 ~~·U:>_""..\.A.J!:':"""'. t l. . expected .• '.J....s ..}j~..":"':-:1'..:s:.-JI·:..oJ41l> "......... ..:...."_.Jw.:. 4Jw:.J...:->-\~c...:r"Jt..J\~i andhescarcelysaidaword.....·~I".......li)lr_''J..J!J 10 Mr Gardiner immediately wedding giving th~ young couple his permis- come to Longwas sent 10 after their wedding day came...J.........w..A0i~r+'" 0 4...<.• I.\k! ...and Elizabeth wrote oourn The bring sion to come.JJ..JIJ.!lJ.~t:Z</' .lo_>....W"·'r~ ..y ~~ '!i_.JJ.AJIJ.~jl_.J.~ .:.: ....~\~'"_...L..k..:'!~~\~J)'.Ji~ ...t:!lb.:-L.:.J..j ..l.~lYI~"IJ...)!·~!~· .jl>WJ.Jt:.._....~t.il...Jiw.J.!J1 ..> _.l01J..")1'_.:.j..LJ... ..li.s....'4.ill\..t <.p4.j'.A ..>.._..)~.'')\1!..I.~ ."J.l\')! ...ll:':"..iJ....w.::-.J.:~IJ.i..'lUl...J.L._..... persuaded It wu~ agreed him to change th..sir"IJ.s:y.o .~ rl." ...._)JL..r'..o_... Smiles carriage all how stopped foolish the face of Mrs Bennet was much and i~-.._.Lp».)1 . as the cooler jlL..'"!t..i>J}iI.::..)!..)t.L.~\lI~.\.jJ-..i-'i~ U')\1!:':_s>i 4.SJ.

i ham were had in Derbyshirc 10 blame tbe day aner Elizabelh himself for Wickham's had Jeft there..r')b~l.1 i~J...lft·~ ull about the wedding.fi...:_..JI.if'<?._. He hud found Wickham quite S<l<)II.).. he had agreed tc senje all Wickham's debts for him..jJ'J'IJJ.':II""._:_S\1..#J_..ll...<A. and.JiJ. and .. making for any girl ever to trust him or fall in love with him....as explain seemed.r Darcy where he could Mr Darcy.:JjJtr'iJ our.Jn.'1.. 10 tell Ihem with a Mr where generous Wickham amount before ..o~~.JlS...i..Il.\..r.)....')Ji~ ili..:.Jlt}_..\I.>.l--:".~. knew it was supposed 10 have been II secret.._.<:. ..:...---I\!I_.!.JY-~Jlr... .SlJl if"....._1.Jl~l...>l...:J'.j~0~1~~::~::0~'.:r ~\_.... . it Wick_ Mr Garleft his himself ~.ft!L. .. and Lydin could and to lell Mr Gar- J47 ._..0~..J!~1 ...S'L...~ ~4-Y-!(_J....cs wtlerc he waH likcly 10 be hidi'lg.l::"""""Jl4:5J I$jJlrJ'.>-- E~i~~§~E~ 'iLp:.lr.l4-:JJL'-:"_"'y')1iJl~~L....v.u. !I_ _...lI~...)~~I.JJif"-'b 146 • .)\ .. .:.I..JISJ.i~__'.o~.J.l!J_..i":!._.u. But she did why lie hud been the''C: il was M. to the Gnrdiner's and also to ilelphim All Ihis was done house be found.)··l. ~...Y.... bad behavl- and hnd hunied He seemed 10 London 10 look for Wickham .::.JIS:!ILoi..L. tind and who had lold them.:_.~\_r.I:~ rdj..r~__.~JJ.!..JHI-"....believeing that Wickham would had done if Mr Darcy had lei the worthless therefore character Wickham nOI have acted ashe world know what a it impossible and make was. bUI Eliu- berh's curiosity day ortwoluter.io4-li-.\..J.t:~...)s-I...L..40I..Jl_o....:.~)~ .'i ...1.JiJ't.)'u.J~J_.)I....llS... M. since he knew the pl.A..L.. and behaved as agemleman should towards her.Ji~.5~.~W-'_.I.. in a long letter and expressing Dan::y had her been 111m Mr ::.abeth came from her ullnl.i_!.... r- 0')__..fJi~)~. He felt it was his duty to find wicsnam sure that he married Lydia.:.J1J:-i~11..:r-l._.:*~i~__'_j<.l$lJli_"J'Jf.:H.IJ)1 .u..jl..J\itp:."I~L.kandexplainittoherimmcdiquickly Eli7..__.Jl·l::l..)s-.JJ..iY-t.ojS~)'I.J~' .__'--'-':-JL..&W.a.j.Jl~4-k-<!-:!I_.r. of money..s-..__...knew about Mr Darcy being nI the wedding.l<-L... in both Darcy Meryton came and Brighton.Jl ~ i.j0lSt.-J1~~i ...J~i~__'~4..IS..:r-~0J.1 "-IL-J~..... diner friends that rnnde her write a short letter 10 her aunt a in which she asked why 'a person nomour family' had t>een at the wedding..:....I~...:}J.:.llSl. who had found out where Lydin and slnying in London. ~\..!..w.I..Jlil'-':....1~L..:r oskedheraunllowriteb.7-~. ing 10 do with arely An answer lcUing Elizabeth surprise Ihme....S'if"}~"""_.I~·~i~J.<..i)\~..r.i1_:.::. in order 10 persuade him to marry Lydia without delay.ili .~_..IS....} ~0§_.

l01d'~~\..l.~~~Y0ISrS<L1..)1 LI.${J .J1 wmna 111misll me for park.)\'. L am Irim less this...diner what hud.~~~~(~ ~·u. and Illal you lOP.C. .--l1.~:~:~ ~.4..Y herself wn.. [lllillk.-4-Jir4...~4'l.i...:s ~:<.?'_r...)l~.::5IJ1I~.il~LjL:..I<F")b~I<.j<r')b righl be able 10 make very clever.[.. she wrote._...~.......d... goodrcui:IOllsforhnvinga<:ledin had..j..M.?jJl~laJl'... wrote Gardiner Mrs Gardiner.!l:J!. and saying what a likeable man she thoughlhewas..<r')I~ : <L'ti-.Js::..:. bul' il by IIeveri.J.~"..J)-.I.5''.i.-4' YOllr/ovinglllml...\~L..r.:) ....I-<!H". and shew3..&._I.:.t.li~i. cheeky ill sayillg I'm/II have quile sura ltiJ' wife would serimu.Jtl..I+-1iJ~Ii.~T~. brf/ if/Ie J."J'~r....:.4.J p)4- ~I')\ J-> -s-J11.i'.J.)r.j1 J.).Jli~~I<.j~..JI4JS~"klIClfifL)t4'J. ~)J~'~ . name Ol/C~.)..-.b..J..ShefinishedbyprnisioglhcwholewayMrDurcyhad acted in the business._)...-)~~\0LS'c.h r3'wlr...... be kept a secret between ..?'jJlL.5~r1..ji.wilillgme seen /s/ou//lleverllcqldie/lappy oflhm/lcal'fiful __...S...x.05~(.k"-i0LSIJ.J1.)l>J. Ille whole o.. I rhoughl IIIl wo" dearLi<.).j§:...'_.5j4'l...ZY· he never cvenmemioned vovr [ hope you will nor r/!ink I 11m /lcillg II bir perSOll.. saying how polite he hod been 10 them in every way.Srl ..JIJs::.I.o... firm thnt tile rcspcnnbllity to be his alone.S..r<l<f~£YfJ-T. she felt sure thatLiZ7.J..-J10'-)._...Gardilrcr ..b...r..-~J_.).' easily file Uwr/y.YS4i~... Mr Darcy 01 the and that it seemed... .&.- nil Wickham's debts should the whole arrangement Gardiners and himself alone also._.J'."'IJir~~1 (.ljJ......--> ..)1S <JIJlw.~t..IJ)\.~~~t~.'~I.--->-"'.... M... <.w....jSJ'~I·_Fl/...L.J'~~)4...<. Mrs Gardiner was worned that she was breaking Mr Darcy's trust by te1lingall this to Lizzy.JI?'\II~I~IS~<..<9 ...L..-.r:-':'I<.!UjJ-!S<.--l1 that Mr Darcy had his own strong personal reasons for acting that wny that Mr Gardiner had agreed to the whole arrangement put forward by Mr Darcy..._J\..::.')4-·YI:':""" ~"klI~J_.-..i. In fuel.I~)4-J. senlinll he had forced been very Wickham w8S LOagree to.~jJl JoLs::J1~ _rlt'p ""I.5'j.."+:"'...)Id'ik4'4:..I<lY'"~~~ l-4ldW....'k. had believed it W"~ only because Mr .--lI~wlJ._.'f"'JbYI4._.:"".'..Herlastwordswere: He ordy needs to be a liule more murrie.).(~J.'.t.?'r._.._)I-..lcr)bJ. by Mr Darcy certain about what he inthat Mr Dat'cy hud very the very scncrous wily he ~S-:~l~::Jj~:~."hlI...u..~.~ 0\.~ the one other person in the world who must already tended have been informed to do.i..:1J~~I~I~l:--i~.i.-.<. but..!.r.

...Il .JL>-<.. ~.oJ.-JI'.iJI~r1':1I_.-.J..A.1 r-1)1 <r....."l:.'''..:"Ji~J'_).-l1 that Mr Darcy he stlllcared all this fOTher.y..&....This sion.:. silly und selfish.. again..J_.s:JI...jI~1 .. 4:Jl>- ..\'\II..ji."'.J!.J.rl_".:.. It was difficult mind inlo complete whelher what were about confupleasure '_"'~I.J <'-I"4l>:-I.u.L..s lJ"""'Jb...J.lll. beand 10 been a at the wedding 10 London Lydia.:~'...I_.J1~'l~)_.f~'i plclisantcJl.fJ"I. )::.1~...)l ~_...r.j in which to decide or pain came mighl have fiTSI.....J.-"s"l.....1.:"j~c. .......t.l.o:'.r-'b.....<...J! a.-lId....i..tJ~y.j.lll.)U.r.).>t rl <4-01 ~ <..yJS ~)I..iJi It was painful to think that she owed -i-.p.i..-y..c man he always tn uvoid..u.~___.:."".pcrienceforhim...l~.·H._". j 4..havingtofindtll1dtalktoth...\s\>!l..t_"""'lJ:-l<rI_v..\S4'~::''~ ..\.~I..)!~J~~'.~ 1..UWI~.roJS 1..s:.!<Ji~L. .o~:...j.4p:i..i...t-.-ll. to lhinkthat ~JI/. hehaddoncit:lll by telling refused must stopped Je..5.I'.1 v... •.J..:-:S""""'J!J-WI~..l.< leucr .J~4S~":"'.... Lydia.jJLi<4JS~ L.S. herself hcartwhispcred r"4:.yJ\S that such a man was very unlikewho hud so recently.J..J.L.I'...i.jJ..J..i.~)~.oJl~.~""""'''''-. her siSlers and her so much to a of all her him! BUI he had saved have done all Ihis for a woman 10 marry the good name of berself neVer repay against him.A.Lo i-...._..JI_....:""_J ..S • .jt~'i..J ' he had saved man she-could past prejudice read ~~ p.i.II.rew Elizabeth.....".J<.. Her suspicions been doing Mr Darcy alilrue.....~~(fIl_. .j5"~.i.J. letter Ih. kindness She pleased believed because townrds her family..)\S!~''_''!JS"."JSJ.l: .<.._.j~~l.. yondanylhingshchadimnginecl'HchadlnlVclledolirhe wny from make Pcmberlcy 10 find Wickham It cannot have sure Ihat he married most wished a young ...~4..JiJ...1)J_.I..1sl..-!I~J~:"""._..\.-'I_. ISO .J~.-..._)..':I.._)JlkJL....~ltiU_. ~.J~..1:.l=I'Ji)lI..I..i. to persuade girl who Mr Darcy Elizabeth's but she soon him and have lhot this pay him 10 marry thought thought Iylo so rudely family.."j.')\'sL...._.)bJ.L..s.Li-.:.she felt ashamed but very proud and of his secret and was Ieast...~..._".5:l for her.I'...J..JI~i-":- ..od-JSj'~'......io'..."~II.?.I&t..~L.iJ1 .t..J1 JU)I~..l.:.::..:....j\S .)_.uhL.. her mighl Mr Gardincrcat have done her aunl'..i."..!.l')l')"""".'l.'..<:'J-l.J\r'iI.l.. 1-4S~J..:..

_.:. It was many months since she hndmentioned also looked own feelings alone quite upany rnore..: '4-'-olJ~i..ll..i\jI..l1 ::.r.)i')1'~....>-:r41~<J..la~0._._.:r... ...fi-'-'''~0...}J_._._)s.0':ll>-.:. had no plans of ever goand sen-in-law for tr'~.... 'The urn ufraid nhout.l1 i..J-o.o:-~?4"!I'"'"...JL-!J\ hewasgladto~thcmgo very quite II <i 'J+-"J Clime from the house MTli Philips in Meryton 01J. ~...:....-l1::Jl.i.r0L5 .._..r'-'!IIJs 152 J_...:. soon came betwe~n and Lydia's departure to th~ north tearful It lind they that and they set off an~r loud..ilL...<.>-14=l--<oJ. ~14-YJ ~tp:.l:-lt<.l..iat.~L.LS set by the news.~. few days after MrBcnnct...4-~1~i...J.r-....!U.sl_.'Y... .b.i..:..l.._)s. in the North.la..J_._JI~t.=II.._.l!..l. Mrs Bennet with ..illciJ visit his daughter Bennet until news was <si.l_......r-" .J~IJ1JJ_.::.I.:..ft~'...-AlJd~.)LS .:..ll~r.fi i....' Inter....-.r)l..I-llJl·<Sr\..._..l._.l:--lI. That .J.j.t.....4.-IlcI"-:--:-!.l..L:JIIJJJf..L"...oi..j r-tIS r-t-l":"\J-"'J ~I '.r'-li~I. m lenst...r"r1J~t_.. Jane had not becn "ble to hear tilis news without ing colour.-lI...._..)LSJ . 'It is not that I um ufrald cfmy Jane said to Elizabeth when they were L..}~lJllJJ>_..ll l.:.J..<sl'J.L.Y-J...~.-l.Li..CHAPTER EIGHT The day of Wickham's of England goodbye.:.wl.L>.... vtsn the young couple as seen as possible..t Mr Bingley's name to Elizabetll.- '53 .1j-:l!J"..:n4-<P~ know what to think...lI..Ir.. at NetherfieldHu!1 had received instruc- for the arrival was coming of her mastcrand down looked for some at Jane and and did not chang- Mrs Bingley shooting shook for severalweeks..:r.:.JtY~.._j~.L<-bJ~ r" Mrs Bennet and Lydia.l.J ~LS .S...I~i...--Jl.. .boli else will of what everyone is ull.lA.:J1_j news does nolcauscmcplcilsuroorpnin..)lL - •.M.._.s'J.b:..4......L.o.<.s..4} .tJr...~~.l~l_..... Li1.. lind invitations to them all to was c!carthat inglO Mrs went.LII..~J ..\. .4" her head and played her fingers ..__.I"'iJ...-'-")_..4--1)....I.-JI..-lIr-'I::....ia 0!' :W.IJI_r1i-!Jt-....' IInve 10 say again....or.l>C!.J <R....J ...S.L.ci.2t-'t.. .iJ'li...:.l~ .4."~ JS _.01.who J~-'-.... the housekeeper tions to prepare some guests. )'.L.j IJJ.

yd._JIc:..--JI.!.:... Mrs again that ..J.sh..j:.J~(j~i..JIJ..>.i</. She could see.Y..aflerJanebadbeensobadlydisnppoimwants our company.·i-"'-1 genllemangoesawayandcomesbackagoin. she sow him towards to the window sewing....~. 4:->J>-/-..1.r "..J.r.:.L.:.J-~p..I~.. She sal down again nC~1 to June 155 ....J~.t...:.J1JSJ....jul....puJ~li'''''''''.j"=.L.:_.....~ du..JJ:.:?J.l:.J"..i.:....J...4W..\l.---.J_rlI_".. all they To to dine ill a few days' lime.. ed arrivlll.w1 ~..r:':'. _.for1 ~._.-Ji).Elizabeth told June was not sure what to think She hod never again in Derby- d)Lj..aJI.J~~I:IIt_t....-J1 r.-.....~.l". 1 will every through lime not go a young said Mr Bennet.~:':_.I.. that she had seen Mr Bingley shire nnd that hehnd She bud nol wunled sbe knew however..L! ..... Bot on the Ihil'd morning Ihl'OUgb Ihe gates.~~I..r<' ~Jj.---Jlj..jJl>---<"sJ'e?l~ how Jane took the news of Mr Bingley's all the lime.I...:.--JIJ_'_"'J.l<".~~I~..y...."..p:l .-'l."t~_"'_I~~~~L..:.J"":"":""YI~~I) us soon as he arrived.j~l: her duughtcrs were silling salisry lumed over the ruble where firmly in her place.j\_....J.:r~i~I:.t..L\J~cl..."\lli)lci-I. 'He knows around he can come and cull on us: where we live.)l wu Mr Darcy.r.L .but MrBennc\ 4.·...p.\~ .... and her heart Mr Bingley ~1J~. l.'J'JSh.c:'..~. .IJ.....S.....~ly-Jl.IJ~J.. the house.. what she had said about itto Elizabeth Bennet wife's to call on Mr Bingley rcfuscd....~"""'~.tJ'~4..J~\.rP-I.lJUJI. M" Ben""t.JI.......JijP'Jl.$_. the neighbourhood arrived.s_. when Elizabeth from from wenlto riding to send him aninvian upstairs window._..:.sd..1..)'~<r.t.)4d)iP.:...~l..o.._.S\.ll.:nw.~JJ")I.~l1~._..:_._.>J.L.!..sr'-! .d 'lfhe running his asked about hcr in his own.:_.~IA<..-..'-':-~\..I..I_. She culled .-JI)Ji....:..."~'_....)l 4--:li.s/-01S - ... She planned his arrival..:t-..._.~.!1l:'J._.~ul~.:_.lastlime.url"'p·...J.' Mr Bingley tation after riding Ihe servants.lJ.. shy way to upset h~r sjst~r with it all again...~.L._.r-"-) •.... expectdespite that he had not rorgouen how ir was wanted idea on her mind Mr Bennet had made ...J-~::. her mother.l·l<__..... Bot Jane..SI_).<r..J ...~'\)G!':":"":"'-4--lIJlJ cnough.UJli.('I..l>UI.?4'K. ~».u..s?\i.~~I~IJ")l_..saying quite foolish him look i_..1JJ"-! ...:-_.Jl-'-"!'.~Jot'_""".-J1..o>J J")I.iJ)!I.:.)\j.. with but Jan stayed she Saw that...o. heard about it quite soon.Jyli...L)J_:"'...sr'-liJ'I.. look.L.

that...:~~I~~I~~:':~J.>t...l.S"h......-lI...o..uWI '-" _.. at Elizabeth was worried coming here like this? Elizabeth be difficult ....<- to look calm 156 .iLHlo.rL:..>.. rather like lhnl Mr Mrs I am man.I.> .)l~~U\~~lr.....0t.lI~\.l.L.l..1 r. him me! 'It looks who was with at Netherfield I believe whai's-hls-name: 'What looked that talt.?JJI0_.--JI..jLS ·r~~ ~1_...) <-?jJl~I_""<...l.t'J'j'}>:"iJ.<..J..r-4-.rt..:.aj.i.-}.J!:.suutccana gentleman 'Mr Darcy! Bennet.. and a servant Jane tried showed e)..)i.' J..:JL.coming which growing again ~::-~:~:~~~I:~~'~ .._''' Cr!L.. of her intention friend._.).)Lo....H~ 01.with hope.. Neither was to find her Elizabeth to be polite sister amazed here at all...--II~\.ll~.>...>.f.JIt. of her 10 him both Darcy need wilh listened.i.l. JJ"l.:r.ri......:.. tryingtoconcentrntc her cycs until IWO gentlemen inlothe Ihe door She sat trying opened room to control on her sewing...4:J..o-:I~ L.JL-..II_..:.''.1'''.\J.J.....u1..-=. )J\.:-~Lo..lJ ~~i.w...I./"""}.~I. had left her face.J... Jane shire 'I wonder who that orner gentleman ccr or the Is.....~..t'·Cr!.>~l Yr":l'SJI~...-:JII.)IJl...r~I!. ._).Y"'Jl:""6-~~l.~.. townrds the Bonnet shownJnne~Gardiner's...I...~.j~.JI4...."\.J!if'Jl.-\j .$jJl ...._"':LS cJl..'~.t.I~::"""""'_..)s-\..'J_..r.. The colour...)~..JIJ...._... to lift Ihc as daring must still be unchanged...' Goodness it is!' cried can he want..~.jI...>):...>iJ..I. uneasy for reasons her own her know whole dislike only were coming very tllat Jane could feelings was not guess....:..~4-<-:"'JI<.'..r" Ihought.J.Il~. I.i"~~l-'l'l.:....t.:-:.. ·Mr wilholll of Mr Darcy...\i")l..r~I_.o.?~)<.J.jJl.i.-lI.)&-.andhadnottoldherof changed Mr owed in Derby- But Elizabeth Elizabeth Mr Darcy had not oriel the _.)&-I_.)!~"J._.:r. soon returned ofde]ight was in an e~traglow end a smile her eyes as she JW!e.'_'....proudman..~JJ ~_..)_u~\_..wl' :•..>.c:4-K-J:..:.~II-44....<....U.r.r:-JU~JI......lj.......:-..l~_.?-":.....leller..r......:r..I.... as Mr Bingley's uncomfortable..:..A../"""Jb.S4.j~Ul:.!JJ~:..:...)s.r - sure that I have nothing 10 say to such a disagreeable with concern.j~. Darty so much.J.i'-"'.rJ4-:-:-"J(_4:-.--lI~L../""").L.__..-/-<.<.. window.J\J~ J '..-..r--·:~iJ._. .)s-<..:J .' had for was before...Jlc.lSJ ~/..' said Catherine..:.y.J' ..L....:::"..l5UlWI<.l! .·I¥J_.. --'t.-L.:.i .JJ~ orinvitulion.j10J.t would had time to lel1 her very little of their meeting and lane hersislertomeetMrDarcyagainforalmostlhefirs\since he had given her his letter at Hunsford.--II'r...klt..\..5JJ.....!_.. person 10 whom family Mrs talked on......JI:..J~t''":"'L.L.jl~\...r..t.-lt::'P...>I.j'r1... that his affeclion without nnd wishes herself.t..

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--JI.J'-..l... in the next few days. with showed of half-laughing alarm in his eyes.JS1..They did not see the gentlemen they came Mr Bingley behaviour to dinner....i'w.' came.>JJ illl.._..._.J...~ Mr Bingley's own would such admias she rotionlhutElizubelhwussurelhalJane'shappinessandhis soon beccnain.jl\..l!j"':"U"t.j She coutdonly of being opportunity so that they could have at least some join us the gentlemen 'then ij~.l...)t~L.lJ_)I·J.I_r.o:-\lI_. would MrDarcy return about aflcrdinner..Ji.~lr>lyL. bmught I will - '~'JIJ1~..:_.:..... that there during '[fhe conversation does not come to me when would be some the evening...w..J'J.~w.. she thought..:SJ'~Ji.!-o'A: }.?':"lS ...1~1 ....jl...JI""M-....._.lt her as happy scaled chance possibly could be.:.._.:--<--t.j .)l'_...' The gentlemen cup to where conversation though the lime MrBingJey alone.>'l..llrY-J'lI.*.. J. on business.:".:.. ~t.• ...• \._"r'fiJ. placcd bappened to look round. at the cpposne of spenking 10 hope together 1_.:..! .)I... she could see how Jane gJowed with h'lppinessaJl :l~~...>"_.S~Jl. come but again Mr Bingley two or three and one evening ...:.:t-I.._.-1JJ.ki...I.._.:.Jl<?}'~I..J-'J>)'\.:lI.- -:...o:....•WI~l..!ll~~ ~.J::.J t-'..~ ..JIJ..S"tyJ>~L..~L.J!~.\._.j.S.l"""i.G...>lnd had had to go to Lundon in a few dJys' times time..!ll~.JJ~'4-.160 ._.J e <.4. with Mr Durcy end of the t..~..~~.._.._.¥!.."~. and no him ut all for most of the evening.~ in the Hvmg-rccm give him up forever..Ub- decided. .J\..><?_.s.Ljj.....JT'~J.....:..\~'i~~..?~.--l'~h ...~ culled again a few days uner lli1.t.\...J.clJ!_.:.~~. pression himself Jane made by ber..lI.u......j~.--lII.t'. sillingand the had n stiff. until the following As theyenterod happened to smile: Tucsit was an exdinner. difficult his sister for a few mi~u!es..~.. That was jS"..:...\S .~~d..)'I..=.J~i......r'~J.:.)~. During towards ::~~::~~:I~j):~\S:....)I.:-_.--lIJ..~~\::.r4t~~...)1 i...l .C')\!._r...... day.\ she wa.)l<.. visit.~\~~1 and at Insrhe his coffee ~.JI!J...i~l ..I.L.+l1 )r::--"..IJ.~1 ~JJ.).r~r-1l~I'::...fo....t.II.)~.I"J...L-.jJy..lblofrom her..:.).~Ul._.<JJUaJI:.l1:'14·.WI..ForEli1-3beththecveninghadnoenjoymentafterthilt.*''-:'~_..I. when the room Janc ..ftr...-ii_..lS.)l..~~ if..--.J-'r'-!l:..

L.jib _.> .~J:. .l<l'Jli..:~ <.J.and ter a fewminlltcs flrst shc epoke only 10 Eli!abcth 10 take a ..J'~I. with could mound The hide a smile.<Jl.y.J\'il}1 10 be in a very angry Elizabeth slle got up and asked walk with her in the garden.\4:.i~c."'.l!~lJ. .J..l1 very scon knew...J!~C::"""J~.:. ..i.\.".r..-....W~.i-"!wJ~I_r..l1 ...._j_""::..U-...I.-JI.j4:SJ'~I~:. .j.JLS..... 10 mnke no convcrscuon morcdisagn::cablclhnnu&ual.JI~..ing Mr from her sister and threw girl in the world.J<Jl.r~ 1...~.-:.excepr atl forgotten.he stayed erenough wnhJanc in 10 dinner to make rnra wilh them again.•...\S..lSl.JI~' .:l<F'i.~IJ.... mOl"c beautiful could talk of Ilothing else. p .....:..i~....Jf·_.S\<.u.J~~J""'_.:... ~:~I~.lilI"-oll:llr~"lIJ'j.....er arms for the Ihun her.t:-.:.j4----~0\~I~-:l1~~JwIJ~Jl\.I..jJ\<.j1 ilu... happiness very pleased..lI·.f'~.)\..!P.:..c.o~b ... 163 162 ... noth._.\ 4-..<.. agrced.. A servant entered HOllSC.J!I.1.. showed None of Ihe ladies their visitor and sal down AI in: Lady Catherine without a word..though 10 wish his da\lghlerall It was one morulng that nized She a carriage it.-'-:--JIc!"=--'~J~UI.. l.o.i-"....'.....r....J!dl"""'~~IJ..iJJ_.. mood..r~<J\~..st~.J.o....UIjS" r\.....:..lS:'..!.I..l._r. Wickhnm.:..:.M.r...i..1..L..!... The whole Even thcirfalher was cbhe said little aboutit..i-)'l~)_.&-\)~:':":.r·~.~<i_. Af· the room she seemed t.j4'llJ..I""'.1 ..rl·'-:!.~-LJ_1 .lt de Bourgh a few days Ufler this happy to the front door occasion recog- drove of Longboum was a srmngecaniage.. she whole was family the happiest was in delighted Jane looked rest of the evening Lydla..._.:.-'"l :oft'"Jlj r'\':' .S_.~_.J".:-.J.CI._"_'_<..J.r-::"""J.......)i0!6c~rl·i.. was clcvlen alone nndsn fireplace <1J.>.~1.J"..b\l\decidcd who was being with thia womnn.J"..~~~.~J....'WI:...-JI.~_u.!SI4!r that Mr Bingley few minutes it was then lhat he asked Jane to malTy him...io..)lI....lI.~I/ :.IS .lS.o..._p~r4.J.W\J'")6:..)).~U..IJ withoutaskinglQbeinlroduced.r.f}J_.)lt?~~i._..::J...=Su._)..I... sure during Mrs Beener was the cvcning.J!)IS ..c.l.?'..~..:.."'..~r......II..'llw.J. Elizabeth Bingley qutckly left the room.......I.i..>Y.-JI"'_\:.-JI!l...o<r.JSJl_.wcro ncighboernccd vimlsly ever and Mrs Benner and for the next few day~.".'~J~i.S_. confusion h.~IJ'~..Jl"...fi:.. Elizabeth.> •.... ·rlWI.-\"~I~. carne Jane us rhey wereslandingclosClnsetherne"rlhe and.iJ~....0LSY"~.r iJ>.lt::~r~ i.y~4 ~'1...)\wJ"i.

.-!l.:..\.Sl:l4 ..".. into the garden.r.~:~ ~.......Jj:.-.......'!II. Lady Catherine' may wish to make certainly that I did 1 would Bennel..-"~~<.. that she would do everything to become posesuchamurriage..l..:_ •• i\..J:.i ... thai he would you deny the report Eli2Ubelh swered 'And hue? listened ...._)"""""_'.st.Z.<...~)..)\5<?.~I. Jfo\'l~_.!..:-I.\5<$...:-Jj._.t.!h."">'I.L.i4~....-?...J~ 4:SJ·..l~1..-:.)·_ ....._.j~J.!' 4i~ ~w..I.Jli~.J... '.r).?.J~!l_.r . who wlis not used to beiog an~wercd she considered But then she began in hcr power Mr Durcy's why this way by people with anger Elizabeth below her.r').-\4'J'r~.'You must know Catherine come began ilm most displeased why 1 have come..t~·_ ~...v-"~L.. come here to bedisappointcd.:It..:.'LS_..l.. I wish you ro prorntsc never nny ofTer Mr Darcy may make to you' .._"'~.l<$_..r..m1 him you an offer of murriugc? r-' 4-----4>..fl-\u . the pale Miss de Bourgh.lJ... not think ofdnmaging posilionin5ocietybysuchamaniage..t..~~I~. understand...~. 1 hope you nrc likely soon to bethat this his ~~~~~:~_I~.Jl ·1¥l...:..:.~ciJJ')L.5 'lJi..-\.iJ!~G:-l _.._l.rI.jd'r<$lJ_...tharsheintendedhNownduughter..J'. may not be true..../>r<$li..r.~I.... thai nothing 'If there 10 me.Jh.. she herselfhad Has m~ nephew never heard such e report._.t-'...' 'You 10 accept would stoplt reason 'then Miss wife and should not not not Isnomoretmportant Elizabeth..:.y_.) • ...)r:a'.. is quitc..}cZ'lt.Jtl.:-I('+''_''''''''~~r. Lady made me such an ofTcr' Lndy less Catherioe...!l..rJS".)J..i.' Lady 'I as SOOn as they walked findthm Mr Darcy.:.::...-....il~\.I~Jj ':"..Il:'!·:~I.l-'i t>~<?..._u~..Jl.a..._l.y...l1 .:..1.:-4'~~I. was speechro teu toop- for a moment.ti...i..j.r. J think of lIceepting answered should think of refusing any offer Mr Darcy him. b~1 J 'I would not tell you..IJ..I..jfo ·_.and[wishtohear in complete amazement._.I~'~r..-.<.J .•.1~r.:~~J> '1¥~iLf4l1iJ..~<.l-"JolS Jr.J..r':l.t. and an- thul.)ts<$-Y4"""). if he had in ~t_~~~~~y~~~I~:~t.......j~)J.t.~)J\.pu.<..L. (Jp...:.l the wife of my nephew._..... _.J!_..Jt..."-~ cnn you also tell me thaI such a rcpcn made am afraid thaI you may have encouraged into such him...J..lJd-4-S4-IJj 1. to Miss Bennet.)-r'_)b~I~f.i.'.'llJol'.j ~1_..i-'i\I¥ir.r-eJ.. trapped even a foolish offer: Catherine.-J\'<i'"I.:..........J-ol~ • .l.1_.)jdr..1.:Ll .

4)J1~r-1~)_ ~1~0\~I).JI <..l. r~· ?1 A < ~1.)l..-".nJl~~ .. and what before.).".l..l5J.J.>. tr..). but that Lady beth might .. .)1S ~_.-:-!_.1 J-J-I c-s '1 shall know as soon as he comes 4iJ~JSif"~.::.:r.d-':"LS).)I.)l~..L.i.:r.JI~l'.L>.y41.u....)L.W\ .l...c?_.lIl.>~~~.Ij.-i.)t~~l .fol~!~~L.t 0l...li view of his nunt it was possible about Eliza- if he had been uncertain strong.....r~'.i.J"~ lJ.lJ.:.).lSc?.JfL·::':"}::...II... ~IJ""..:r.j..j.....I"_._r> ~...')l.!JC:Z 0\ JJLi 01 0Y...)\~'l...!.?.J. ~ 'tr"}.r~ ~d-..LiJ1i4~1 'J.I..~_'_"_._?-~..l!".I)PJi) r._}-.y......j.>-'l<-I~)_JJj).""""':.r-::""'_'J~... u:J11.i...<J_.~ ...~\J.J1::._. angry persuade Ollherine's opinions him t(}give upallthoughtofher back to Netherfleld- ~1~:..).~}:.r-rd..r' .·~...uJ'.J.wI~u.S<?..S I?.I.)J4J.L> Again and again over the next few days she tbought Catherine's slmnge visit....ll)<?iLlclfj_.I~l'__.1)..-. "~.:J..r')~<..:..IJy~..ul.j~...l...S<?.v_".... ened....J~I)l~)~I... She did not know what Mr Darcy's was.J>ij~~ 166 .J). 'l cr')~.uJ...4i ~ Jlj.r~loJ.v.!ll..:r.!J~.uhl.l..j':l\U:>_.l. \jIc?J .. .J' drive away as she went upstairs E1i7..j ··l<..:r.l..l ..u..jl..><...s......~\._JI.:r...._..)i~l·:J.J.....J..-ji.l1 ... 4'-'.y ..........J.u~·.)~Ic.rl ::r.Ir.....y~~i -:':"..~ ~ .)Ic....pI4\J .)1S <?...i.aheth affections Lady was or plans extremely might Mr Darcy uneasy might about still the have she had possible for her about threatways L~dy Catherine now try to put an end to any !~J.~I.J .l.S.i1 .)L..S"I~L....JLi J..."J..:. a.JI.L.)lcr .-l..:.)d._..'w.)l....r-w....:.~...r1I~~...i i.r-·....J1Uli4.J..L:~../'cl.~~-'-" l:J.:.\..)lS~....4Ioly<?'l"~~~0'l1..:.$\.1lL.I.l>0iL.J'..s:J'~.0:.:..::.

ll .~....ii..~4-'1)<~I. is thinking Mr Darcy..--lIc:\. nowever.L. He begins hut then his employer the possibility of enme on Jane's mo......iJJ~t::u_)r...uJ':\~ you. Mr Collins.s:.r<lL..L:<".lili~u.L.a.JJ~..J..J..L4.rly lhe next morning.s.".I.lL.l.i.iJ1 ·'~<.~')!...4'~~::"i~. back 10 fear that it haveiman day or wolk in the really that she might to Nemcrficld House sugge5ted:\ gtnedit all But Mr Dnrcy did come .f..I' • two later.IIJ~..JIS.:. .:..l~ i'~~\..IJ.>4-:l>-.i.~...:...."p.:..o. and Elizabeth Catherine Bingley and:llltheyoungpeoplese(off...-'.i5~l . she knew he bad done for Lydiu she immedialely ....-.l_j.usL<.?_r.).mydearLiz.J\i.t_r<... 1 hud no idea that I hud two daughters about Lizzy.!.' ."l!.Lo-JI&"'.~~U>~t+~PL..JII.zy?' heartily could at what he thought a small only manage She began Mr Bcnnet but Elizabeth perhaps not find this amusing..i_.l.I~I.}J? ~.Jl4...r.. country..:~~j ...l.)~~I~.>...s.L!.._.I.. II my dear Let to rne ccngrerulare Elizabeth's cheeks.-lIJ. be a-joke.t.S~.JI~I_r...U...y')I\_"'~J..i."".:..jl"L...Jj~t.6J.IS<?-Y.IJ 1...Si~~I~I...)'..r 169 .?-'I~rl·~ '~_r...o._:_. with Jane cases..fi_rl.-.. il"..~WJI.. :..id~..bJ.!..J. er seems wonderful big joke.).\J'.4\~'i. ~)~.P<..!.IL.~<?..?J c.lS} JS.o...!.-f..iI. ... displeased daughter! without match which her nephew..LS::.r-"'<Jl..~i-:w.lh..Jlif...~1.0.~!IlJ.o.I> ..-.-!.-J1:r4.)L:JIc.'lhavehudamosl~urprisinglel\erlhismorning:hebegun.)l.l.......":"'.)I.)!d)J0':4-c:~~ .J~C!l.._-.)!"..' The letter 'The 10 be married..\. with Mr Bingley Bingleywalkcd with Catherine LuMr with was left to walk soon turned walked and Mr Oarcy.)I'J.-II~~I.r..I~....!.cr)'~I..L.:..:r.j':lI~ ....s ~"'~I~.. criticizing who neVher! II is a was a smile.ftr~·. of" tering seems lie goes on to warn me that Lady Catherine.__..IJ. 'It is ubout you.. und came to Longboum .w""\::.:r.:b~ -L. She could might i~ilnot.I .?I ....Sc:~~I.:.Ju_..)\.J<.."..u. colour from rushed 41Lt.~u.'-..:.wl.>-J.I1?-)')!uYJI~1 must be 8 MrDarcyl your coossn.. nbcut \...ir\')l~.l".~)1Jrl.lo.w'1I .JS leiter is from by congratulating at Hcnsford.)li__..4l1~ ? .I. laughed Mr Darcy..t..rJI4lWl1 :)yilt>.SJ<..J!. Darcy...\J-..Ji~r.~t0l~ ~~t~I~~I~Ci~t~i::=:I~-:.J~). Into with my second to look at a woman joke.. orf to visilthe on alone and Eliwbllth Now was the !lloment $0 for her to thank him plivalcand for said' Iy for everything her family..! rulUrc hepplness..

that her feelings happy.I""luli....><. ~...~I~!Cr'~J....J......L.._....\S ..o.j.~2~~:t.... happiness not very clearly._)s-4--£'o...)..s...~._...':'1 ....J_II.)~...J.._)s.~WI<J''_'L-.<#~...1.:.... beui.lwishcdtogivehappinesstoyoualone.i.olsL. around t.. bcsileNaooutyourkindncss have known would about The rest of family know to my it.. me silent on this subject forced herself to spcnk her extremely never his felt such let him understnnd tell ...~L.ll.. They walked going.I.·~'J1......n.....". herh~dnotchangedrnade He had probably before.I~..l~ .'Mr Darcy.P surprised you do fami- BUI since let me tell you that I did it roryou..LSI~1·0~. .)..<#~o!l.:.i~l..:.~ .. poor wished aboul too._. 1.s!J .....!.llif':'(S:J~u'I.JS.:..lIJ'<-#<..-i·¥....Ni-"c ..:.~.Ir seen he expressed she a look and warmly in his life as openly Elizahave him to be the know- ~~(~~.):.-J .s.u~_....c>_...k.. lyowcmcnothnnks' Elizabeth 'You was 100 embarrassed Your to say a word. (hen please for you are unchanged...!.:. 'that you even said Mr Darcy about that...._...<-.._.:1:' .d -.' and immediately..)Ue.i.sl~l.!fit~ r1>. which was more handsome ing where thoughL world and than ever.Lb :...!lT"L.b-~ 170 .oull...J1 . If your fee!ings were last April... said There between them.o.I..iUl·:l...L.. without 100 much 10 notice of heartfelt they felt them..iU..JJlj Cl::....j'..J.:. ~<.."'y-~J~ y._.:.A.iJI ..._..:.c:'1)j..-J.J.JI~l...LS :~~"""'. had felt able to look delight up at his face.t..-J1 JI. ..j> o!J.i ~lCr'I.-=-.l'. I have nothing you since! to thank ~~~~. nnd not for your ~ister.SW ~.."LA..~~~C..~!Id"i..~till whatlhey My feelings you willmake Elizabeth forme are me at once from if for but one word tor ever.!l...~.J..PlI..:.!Li~IJWS.._.Orl I cannot Ever you.t._p.)1tJ-"_.. il.JI._....JlLo.oo-4 ·t..' sister.JI::rJ.._)s-Jr'jSJI. a .!.._..:.:.:!l)!Jl'r-~ ~ o .1-!..:ro'...Jb ":JljLo<.'~A~ .::.:::w'_.)_.....:.-.:!lr..<:..1.lli~UIt:"'..S.__.."" .i..l>J.".ts0!t')JIJ.luL-..:->'-lu~!...jiJ_nS..)_.JjJ\J.J-I'.s:J·. ··__..i...J:.ll.:.Jr::rr-lWIl.Jl.~1i.. were and on iI..Jl"..'.t._.I1-4>~1-.I.liJ~Q"""":'}'~I..lf-:.s..o-""""l nm sure they would Sllrry: know wish tothank in '[ am extremely voice..l:IJU.)...'".1_"...:<..u\'s'i.._)s- to Elizabeth as a man so in love would.:.~...o!.....J"":-'r+'L<.'w.l1.)_..J1C7\.. know.~.~!Iy..iJ"!t~Jl~l-4~1!ll..:~~~.!.. would made 011.:..l. Mr Darcy went on quickly: are too kind to hurt me.:...._.~~}..

...~I.s:::J.ptionwilhElizUnluckily Mr Darcy this visit had done it had had and Mr of his proud him.:.j-'.t MaTTY Mr Darbe ...~'r-1'.lJ~~L$jJl\...r1.:!I.:.r)bJ...L...~--..t?I.ll:~ .!-oI.U....)0!.!..I •...>..JI"""'!.mS.<..r\lIJ....I:L <.~".r'4lL. trulh..~i......f "l."'-lJ.o~..'0t~1 .. exactly shown soon learned that they owed their present on London..C.. undwhohadloldhimaUahoulherconven..:..!JI~Jt..1 ..~JI..L>.Thntniglll.».....l..._o_... II.:r.i!..'_""JbJ..r......-1J~.JJI. ... ~.I~J.J on her way hack 10 Rosings for Lady what Catherine. now that they were over..riJ that you can ·~....J..S. They er Pembersh...>.JiJ....?J :. but are you quite be! '...-.?. from her and how disappointed and suddenly saw thai <!.~J·tt..... • .t'.li.o0\s.....r ..1..0'i1 0\11..L..<>101 ~ "l ~1 ..r. This cannot cy! But I see you are serious...~fl:..I..".s...il J_.....<"?.~.l!c::4!:! L...E1iz..:. who hud culled through ')!4i~_""".u..-"'y...l.6.......-:.J~.JI"i)'u.S....S<....r..~)J-'?':".J.~101~ 4-:l!dL..S. l:--~j..A._."'.0_t...t.J! ..J:....im?' you.J!. ~1)':l4'I.<$.$trJ'i.iJI. ')J.\s..:..U:"""".:!1.)epl_rj.:..... ~.l <.I.J··l~._..lA.I~~...t'.....lh h......~J all morning.~J.!I..L..L)i_.r..u._::...s:.4~r-10-!lo:-~~~I...r......l....y.jt. a little but Jane did not suspectthe .)b I must believe certain you...-:J1u.. ~he told her si5ter everything. )I •...fo... have been at home in sighl.ioJ~WI4L-o..)~. They talked noou! alltheirpastmisundclltundings laughed Darcy opinions made together about them......... Lizzy..~l..)r._rlIJ..J.J.~0lSiJjJl ..._ understnnding to Lady Catherine..:r.s"_..jI.:r__":I.:1s<.0_p:..t·:4tJ!')l.li~~IJ..".1..?ltl ..:..j.1!)lSt?.I. told him how his letter herstnrt of the shock of meeting liked to see himin tight.u.....4:..·r'JS:rL. had started tochunge lold Elizabeth and manner how much her criticisms to her m Hunsfordhud a different again so unexpectedly how much departcre his sisler...?<....oJ-'+! ..J~...:.... and she gradually mtkod fell and the opposilc of whpt she had hoped il would: Elizabeth now truly given him courage und hope..jJ)\... Jane Lizzy?' and that Mr Bingley 'Where and Jane were nowhere my dear when they got home EJizubcth couloured '~"'..J):.?JS :r4=>'-t~.....)o..:.JIu...1 J....Lo.~I.!li.i-jJJ ..iS:....J!ljN4i4i)..however.. ).<J..:_.. I do con- ..r..l~I~I.I-!...ehad So it was again.j~ ..S_..j ..o.1.?..~t_.. 'You are joking...ij.JI.nbeth good Mr Darcy abeth..-lI....".~J....--ll ~ ~J.h....JIJJbJ"!0\.. .I:-lI..."""'!J...:..J .j.\....0f'-:-"l_J4.$"I.A.)_.."_j)...<>~w. past thc time they should have you been. gr~tulale happy w.Jts:.r....?</. ley and he told Elizabeth had immediately been they long et Elizabeth's walked Georgiana....LJ.ts::-..lo:-:.....1.. sudden Lambton...J-I~~.<!.andthceveningpassedquiclly. . asked..- .Jlr..J\.::.:.""i.......!JJ.

..~i~i_p':d-~~~i '~_.J!~.u.!.j4~1.~~~l~g~~l~~~:~~ ·~I~...k.J/l-.r.1 happieSlcouple And I hope you are pleased.1". eages. very much: answered willbcdelightedtoo.!.).J(~I. .oo-!<J.<halibehappy II waslaterthatcvcntng JI was several minUles gin to understand quite~lill.i..-L..:."i1~1..:-~').. Mrs Bennet could even be- before whutElizabeth was tentng her.Jj..l.. Jane.... 'lfnny young men come i"orCalherine.. oflhal at aJL Wewillbethc ~..J'r-1Wt... the house would have~ and that was enough in town that EliUlbeth 10 show Elizabeth thaI her mOlher was happy with the arnmgcmcnt 175 .J. however.J.f"4JS. .:.ll1""""""0l.J. send IhemSlr~ightin....o:-y. and talk endlessly about the fine clothes.~~. the servants.eyournew~lher?' 'Very.witdown. She soon began 10 recovgetup.r.ss: versattcn.sl.01J-l.._.!..wi.__.')ti.ul~~'_ ~1~J. 'And I know Bingley Jal1e?Willyoulik. walk and startedto around the ear- the room..J . unable er. She Sat to say u thing..r:--. Io sce theml' tbot Elizabeth told her mother.1..I. my dear.~:~:~~~n(t.' :~dt~.ot..'There can hc no doubt in the world._.t-lufo---.r----. ·~.U~~.<-l..>-1 ~_i).

.::--lI<r4lu.->'-t'..i'J)U.. either out efll.·Lo..I .w ~i..!01~Jj~I..il after their mnrriage miles from Pemberley.»<r"_'~~Jt.Jl. in a rather differ- give her the news and at Christmas.....J!::.t... her delight daughters at rill'_'.:r...L_.r..:s.r....< ..:JJ_r4......i_.w')U~'1i~\I?<>~I.-lt~I~J.iJI""'~d'Jl')~L.. .d~~-..r.JJL.t._.15~-YJ:.r>-\tIL.ll..~~0\ifi.:.....r".ol.s<>.'YI')li'~~I....i.\.JI~J'4-:--'-l him.... They and Durcy!lnbeth remcmherod who "...T-L"...r. to come to Mi$s Darcy..:-.dlw_.L..-'---'!J~IJj~.....:J..)s-iJJ.)!..L.'_.".l. nor at all pleased hcweyer..')lt_"I.!~<ll"'"::'_. Catherine about have and fOf some time she would to invite Lady i_. Eventually.The ne~1 day Elizabeth (0 wrote 11.4-l.j0~_"s:Jl~i.~_.~'11~ Iillznbeth and who had fir~t brQught the two of them together ..!Il.lS <?.Jt.I. t.-\lI'+:.'")IS)j. of seeing each other quite often was.LS.1.J.\...J!J...lS~.l.1.~..~/.")I.oI~I'0)~I.. Elizabeth te visit in her husband at Pernbertey....~Jt.W'.L_..:-\l~ ../'_'..o..:fJ at Pemherley.-lIJ <r)<.L.$J...":_.~<>..~-.!...t.r<r4-o->'-\1..-l>b:O':""' • .I.!It.~ what pleasure ef Mrs Singley Hull for a good and Mrs Dnn:y!Mr house net thirty lived at Nethcrfield and then bought .. So it was that Mrs Bennet's married pride only almost she nlrerwcrds a year spoke Singley were and Rt the same time.<....IJ Catherine: rc e~press \.uJ_.'J~ ..l.)!VJ.j .\S._.-_'b-4-Jl~ .:llpJI'....L.i...1l.l_."""Jj..J "'-)'J~Ij-.J_'..J..r.:. so Jane and Eliza- beth had the pleasure Lady Catherine her nephew's nothing penwaded them to do with marriage.1i.!"'-JI'~~I~J rour pages thencwswhenshehearditfromhiminanetherleuer..J1.jwJJ?....-l..'')l~l....ir. to her brother two eldest her friends Pembertcy ent wrote Mr Darcy wrote ..rsi4=-_j.i!~~~J)J...:.[fection '....I<r")~i.-i_.-..01~.L. tQ Lady way invite the Gardiners and his sister..J1..J_...jl./"... y...lJ_...r--'. it had been 10 Derbyshire there the Gardincrs hud llit..<:.j~.?t..JI~1 ~414-"J..iJ.t....d-.)r.l.""_O.j~.lJ-"-..S?l~l.or course.-lIc..~J~lliL.._..)-'...i/l.J.~".i...) for him or from curiosity l3ut it was the Gardmers jeyed with brought seeing grntitude most hew to see hew his wife behaved thatEliz'lherl./"J.j~ ...1 .·i_.t. and she came.l.._'_'...:.1.JJ.I~.l!~'·~· _- 1...1 happily to Mrs Gardiner._r<..J'ICIJ. With 11.l..

~l..)'JII~. who soon at.!·H~-'-.JI.\.l'rideandPrejudke Mr Bingley every and natural.._. Elizabeth has her own opinion ..~jJl.~_..r' ~..~YIJi.).-J-L..J..ball!k moved yctJjJ·.morelhananyone.l..ll~. His good manners Mr Darcy. wishes._.l.~... Elizabeth.p~I<J'.~d-l~l..r'"~':_+'J'.lI.}>.jJ !ll:A•.JJ. u. be per.I~...4-J?'dt:._r\~<-5IJ. ~<r)~.-l.o'<r".'_"'iu..!lL>'.~·~1 ·...J.~ .iJfo..J. more And rich.:r wPy like a gentleman._.I---'''u.1.J¥-ls-jl.r. Handsome. There 'JJ·i\jl.S Y'.!ll:Ai.j!<.LS_)lI...:..'. -t?"l'"':IIt'""J..".i.Jd-4..S.o.jthen there's il will end Mr Bingley's even rude.L":". for Jane. ~Is.l..-JI.:s:. were easy But it was hi§ friend._rJ1 Mr Darcy.!.1II~~~I~I..~1. He's having a man of the Church feelings.1. but proud and sometlrnes hfi~ no place in Mrs Bennet's plaos_ But there's something aboul him.SI''_'r..:"~..J.l~J'Crll...b..~IJ). Ii.LS'~I.i...-J1 ._.:.u-"~I_.Jl a He has just h"ndsomc tccr there's into the neighbourhood second lind is young. L.h.u:--~IJ.I"'1_!.. for the daughlers:u'C Iorrhetrumbtuous with. Mr Collins.:.1JI-ft"i..s:J '~J<-L"'l:S_.:.atsccmscapuble tingthern .J-.u~I.:JJJ-C't. shouldn't be very difficuU hm. He would daughter...>l.IS:..:r-l..y_)Wb~"':I'.~i(.jfo. he of upsct- Strong-minded.s:J ~~!lL-~IJL.JI ~~J__.'_"'i pi. and wellfollow Jane and....l.......?~YI .\.."':11"'~ .JJ01. don't :tlways menbetween where read·undwiJlal5Qhavemoneyinthefutull' BUI daughters..fo.!ll:..~I"..o.":-.!-~.•.J.-JI""J.th.v.~.:.:._~. mother Mr Bingley.5.t.....J~&'r--J .--JI. mother's relations.IJ~lt Neither seems do rich young 10 be something certain or their rich and Mr Bingley but it is far from intelligent A".'.... there's beautiful. friend.J~Ii. was certainly good-looking and behaved in ~~'_.1~1). "'?~JrJ_""'Jh.S-I.....I.~~I. i. 01" Mr Co!lins.JI~_)".r-<._..:.-!.r.!JI~)U .~\tf"u')U>Jl-...S ....~.iJ1 Mrs Soil to nnd [jennet's tbcm four unmarried To begin imporrantly.

~."..:....u.?J..)IJ I .:s1.:.. ..\....iJ..J .l:.. ~~ Englishnovcliss...i--#'lI.. ! '.I ".I~.J'l..::...?I~ .o..J.. _'.lli_.J_.. the ages of seven and nine but.... .I.:.\A\V.:J~IJ..47l.IJd.l'J)IJ!~I..andPrideandPrejudi<'~i8probablyone of the best loved of all English enth school of a family between of eighl novels England.o.lt:.o-\J.J.<I"J.'~. other than and brother s....lJ.:"1 .j...lf'I_"":'l.-s~~.r...4:SJ JH '-hJ <. this...jt..altbough In herlifelime..ri...J.......j ~ she is snid to have had many none of her novels they were eppcaredunShe very popular. ~_. She went the sevoway to She was born in 1715 in Hampshire.......Jane Austen is considered one of [he greatest of eu l!'.. although l St? c:: '4-~ 4'~IJJ CJ" ~ .L...JJ'..).r..~~I ~lh}IJS _.. children.:.....JJ~~J.. ycungin at home by her father ::~~J~:~~~~J~~ ~I <.i..J .s-. died quite rnarued. she was educated She never admirers.....i_.\I...)~_.'...:lc.:.'-'!.....lS 4'\ dcr her own name..J"J·V..