Saturday, November 21, 2009

Darcy in the Garden

You made your way back to the ballroom and completed a satisfying quadrille. You turn to your partner and bow. Then you proceed to the refreshments table.

Still feeling warm from all the dancing, you decide to step outside for a bit of fresh air.

Your curiousity takes you along a garden path. The the well manicured grass, topiary bushes and marble statues delight you during your walk.

In the moonlight you spy Darcy seated on a bench in front of a magnificent water fountain sculpture. He is looking up at a lady who is speaking quietly to him.

Darcy looks mesmerized as he listens to the lady's pleasant tones.

As you approach the lady bends down as if to impart a kiss.

Darcy's head tilts up and the lady bypasses his lips and aims towards his jugular.

The lady snaps up and her eyes lock onto you upon the sound of snapping twigs underfoot.

Cassandra, dear, what is the matter?

(Turns out you are Jane Austen's beloved sister. Who knew?)

How do you respond?

- Jane, we must depart. I have a dreadful headache.

- Please excuse me, I was looking for our Henry.

- You faint.

- (fill in the blank)

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*source from
Mr. Darcy's Diary: A Novel
by Amanda Grange
Published: 2007

Pride and Prejudice is the most popular romance of all time, and in this enjoyable retelling, Amanda Grange allows us to see the events of Jane Austen's famous novel from Mr Darcy's point of view. Scenes only hinted at in the original are here recorded in detail and brought to life as Darcy writes of his horror at discovering his sister's plans to elope with George Wickham, his efforts to separate Charles Bingley from Miss Jane Bennet and his disgust at having to arrange a marriage between George Wickham and Miss Lydia Bennet. But, most satisfying of all, he discloses his feelings for Elizabeth. Darcy's Diary records the full story of their courtship, from initial hostility to their eventual love, before revealing a tantalising glimpse of their early married life.

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