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Gardiner, and his family. They had always spent Christmas together, but the Gardiners were to go to Pemberley too. Mr. Bennet, when applied to, felt he could face even many a Christmas without Mary; but the young lady could not be swayed from the path of duty. Kitty had never travelled further than her uncle’s house in London. Her father said he would not trust her to behave herself for three hours without supervision. He insisted upon accompanying her as far as the city, where she stayed a night with her aunt and uncle, before departing with their whole family for the north.

Bennet knocked at the door of his wife’s dressing room, where she sat in her armchair gazing into the fire. Mrs. Bennet was unused to seeing this visitor in her sanctum. She looked at him. ’ she thought. ’ “Mrs. Bennet,” he said, “I declare you appear pensive. ” “Oh, Mr. Bennet. Lizzy is gone so far off and her husband so taciturn. Will he be severe with her? Lizzy does so love a joke. What will they find to talk about? ” “‘O! Call back yesterday, bid time return,’ saith the bard. Mrs. Bennet, is it not late to be considering such problems?

Knowing of your formidable education, I imagine you mean to imply that you don’t believe it,” replied Elizabeth. Georgiana fell silent. “It is my belief,” Elizabeth went on, “that these superstitions only affect those who believe them. ” “It is not for me to determine,” she replied, close to tears. She worried for the next hour that she may have implied the unthinkable: that Fitzwilliam might not rule. She missed the spark that passed between her brother and his wife. Elizabeth had a measure of Darcy’s power, but fancied her own strength against his.

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