Friday, January 21, 2011

Pride & Prejudice, Volume I, chapter 21

The extremely short version, and really I see no need to belabor today's chapter with a longer post:

Mrs Bennet is annoyed with Elizabeth, Mr Collins is annoyed with Elizabeth and behaving in a sulky/surly/churlish manner toward her (but appears to have captured Charlotte Lucas's sympathetic ear), and everyone has left Netherfield to follow Mr Bingley to town, whence they shan't return until spring, and where (hopefully) Bingley shall marry Georgianna Darcy.

And Caroline has sent a letter that reads roughly as follows:

Dearest Jane,

We've packed up the household to chase Charles to London so we can keep him caged up there for the winter. That Georgianna Darcy is SO talented and SUCH a sweet girl and we all ADORE her and Charles is going to marry her, m'kay? It would be SO nice to see you in London, but we know you won't be there. Please write.
Kiss kiss,
P.S. Have a merry Christmas.
P.P.S. Just kidding. I don't give a rat's ass about your Christmas.

With a mere two chapters to go until the end of Volume I, you can count on something big going down - else why pay the library fee to borrow Volume II? (If that question confused you, I refer you to my post on three-volume novels in the 19th century.)

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