Friday, February 26, 2010

A Tale of Two Matchmakers - pt 2

... she knew a good opportunity when she saw one.

She slipped into the nearby woods—unseen, thank goodness, by anyone of importance—and she marched around a little in delicious privacy, trying to shake off a most disconcerting feeling. Her irritation began and ended with Mr. Knightley, of course, at least primarily. She found herself muttering aloud, “Why must he always be so very meddlesome, irksome and—”

As she tried to think of another word, she was startled to hear a soft, lilting voice suggest, “Troublesome?”

“Why, yes! Exactly so,” Emma replied, turning around in place but not immediately spotting the owner of the voice. “Er, hello?”

“Here,” the voice said.

to be continued


A Tale of Two Matchmakers
part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5
part 6
part 7 - end

*guest post from Marilyn Brant, author of According to Jane

* image source Victorian garden

* part of Mr Knightley's Picnic

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