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Oh my goodness! Seriously Cass I want to hit Darcy and Elizabeth around the head to make them have more then 2 minutes to talk at a time! It’s so frustrating and makes the wait near on unbearable! Can’t we soon have some kind of affectionate moment between them?? And to be honest I would wish the Latiners never showed up! And the poacher is giving me the creeps by now! Is my suspicion all wrong when I think: Wickham?
How is lovely Bath?! Enjoy your visit and will look forward to the next chapter!
Home from Bath now, sadly!
Sorry, if the wait is unbearable, Sophia. Perhaps wait until the story is finished and read it in one go then? lol That’s all I can recommend. 😀 It probably feels more tiny step by step because of reading just a few chapters at a time. Read in one go, I think it will seem perfectly natural! 😉
Its just because its soooooo good! And its the whole anticipation between each chapter I am dying over but I can’t wait for more! Brilliant as always Cass! I do wonder about Jane though… who will she choose? Or will she choose either of them at all? Well I have to wait and see 😀
I am so glad you had a wonderful time in Bath! Can’t wait to return
You may be right, Sophia! Perhaps Jane will not choose anyone at all!
Hope to see you in Bath at some point in 2017!!
So Darcy is trying to tell Elizabeth of his interest although it was a bit awkward. Love how both sisters are open to each other about their feelings. Jane is at a fresh start while Elizabeth does not wish Miss Latimer well…honesty.
And you keep at him, Colonel…and Georgiana. I do hope he decides to at least make another attempt at conversation before Elizabeth departs.
Now about those eggs…wouldn’t you think the man would have been a little more careful not to drop any as he is obviously without many sources of food. Happy that Mr. Bennet is not allowing the young ladies to walk out alone.
Thank you for posting. I know you have been and are, busy so this is a treat to find this popping up while I read another blog’s chapter.
Well picked up, Sheila, re the eggs! 😉
Yes, come on Darcy. YOU need to take the lead. Be a man and find out. Let her know your feelings! Meanwhile, I’m wondering what mischief GW is making in the bushes, eating raw eggs. LOL I assume it’s him. For one who took pride in his personal appearance, I bet he doesn’t look so dashing right now. Looking forward to Friday but not the arrival of the Latimers. Thanks for another fun chapter. Jen Red
There are a few jinks yet before the Latimers arrive, Jen!
Makes my heart beat faster!
Go away latimers!! Darcy has courting to do!
A thought……Jane and the good colonel??!!
Yes, Carol, Darcy does indeed need to work on those courting skills! 😉
Well done Darcy! A bold step…. but there are expectant guests coming. Will Mrs Latimer be similar to Mrs Bennet ?? A compromise plotted??
Vast enjoyment for your readers!!
Another thought. About the mud room entrance used by Elizabeth. No doubt there are various entrances to the main house used by different levels of people. Is that entrance the one commonly used by tenants? Is she now concerned that D considers her presumptuous for using an entrance normally reserved for house staff & family? Just curious…
No, the boot room is the entrance commonly used by family (and guests) if they have been out in the grounds walking, riding etc. It’s where they leave their outdoor clothes, walking canes, boots etc.
Elizabeth is not concerned about that; just 100 other things! 😀 lol
Mrs L channelling Mrs B? Hmmm…. could be hilarious!
A wonderful chapter!! The mysterious poacher becomes even more mysterious! Why leave a trail of broken eggs unless one is not at all adept at purloining from a hen coop? As someone who grew up on the grounds and had many mischievous escapes as a youth and teen, I would think that Wickham would be more practiced in the art of stealing from Pemberley? We shall see.
Darcy’s “Run along” made me laugh! The poor man has little control over his words when in the presence of Elizabeth…and she’s not much better at this point, LOL! Nice try to avoid Darcy by using the kitchen entrance, Elizabeth! 😉
I appreciate Jane’s honesty and wonder where it will lead her. She’s so much stronger now that she’s out from under her mother’s thumb, sad though her mother’s loss may be.
Thank you for such a lovely and insightful chapter, Cassandra! I look forward to Friday!
You are getting close, Susanne! 😉 I shall say no more!
What a great chapter, Cass! This little moments between Darcy and Elizabeth are wonderful in my opinion. We might feel a little frustrated that they won’t say more but still, I think a lot has already happened and in this last chapter Darcy took a huge step! He finally said it out loud and realized that he just can’t marry Miss Latimer! Yay Darcy!!! That was perfect! Now I think things are going to start to heat up. He already said what he said to Elizabeth. Yeah, it was a little awkward but it is just the beginning. And Elizabeth has already admitted a lot herself. I can’t wait to read more!
Heating up is where we are going, Daniela! Lots of plot strands about to come together in the next few chapters!
I’m worried that Elizabeth will misinterpret Darcy’s awkward statement that she will always disturb him and then telling her to ‘run along”. Given her history of misunderstanding, she might take him literally. Please, please tell me I’m way off!
Just to reassure, you are way off, Carol! 😉
Thank goodness the Colonel wont let up on Darcy! Such wise words from him…and then Darcy reveals a little of this thoughts! Delicious! Now I wonder shall it be the Colonel and Jane like Carol H. suggests or shall he fall for Miss Latimer?!! Then, of course, Jane needs a man of action! I do wonder again if Mr. Bennet is being lured away deliberately…Oh the plot does thicken and the tangled web get even more tangled! Thank you for this thought provoking chapter!!!
Ah yes, Jane. What will she do or who will catch her eye? 😉 Likewise the Colonel…
Answers coming soon, Carole!
So Jane doesn’t have a tendre for either Bingley or Wentworth – interesting. Maybe the Colonel? What other young suitable men inhabit the area, otherwise? Mr. Fox has only two legs, I see, but is rather clumsy with his hands. A ruse of some sort?
At least Darcy is now being honest with himself about his feelings but oh dear! Depending on his expression and the way he said it, “you will always disturb me” could be taken in two ways. Disturb as in “I want to grab hold of you and kiss you senseless” or “You’re being a pest and a nuisance”. Just hope Elizabeth doesn’t take it as the latter. She just needs to be honest with herself now.
Hope you had a good trip and the travelling hasn’t fatigued you too much.
Don’t worry, Anji. Elizabeth is flustered and a bit scared about where her feelings are leading her, bearing in mind she has no idea Darcy has decided he can’t marry Miss L, but she isn’t going to misinterpret the ‘disturb’ thing! 😉
And the plot thickens. Love these interactions between Darcy and Elizabeth. At least Darcy is trying. But “run along” takes the cake. I can’t wait to see what Lizzy thinks about this!
These posts brighten my day. Thank you!
Tee hee! I’m not surprised he had his head in his hands, Maureen! He loses all ability to be rational around Elizabeth ❤
Oh, poor Elizabeth, I feel she is going to misconstrue Darcy’s meaning of disturbance.
Well, at least the man knows his own mind now. Looking forward to reading how this plays out.
I guess we can say really say Wickham is an egghead! 😉
Don’t worry about Elizabeth too much! She’s a bit confused but she will have read the expression on Darcy’s face too! 😉
Well. Normally I read these chapters once and go on about life. Had to reread this chapter… Darcy touched her arm? And held on? Whoa – for him this is major behavior. Wondering what E will be mulling about that touch, and his words, and his expression… You could do a chapter just on her reactions and can she give him a tiny hint of her feelings?
Cass, you are firing on all cylinders! Must also say I love your word choices and phrasing – much better than 90% of JAFF writers.. IMO. More please! 🙂
It is major, isn’t it? He may not be a natural at this stuff, but at least he’s having a go! lol
Thank you for the sweet words! You touch my heart, Dave! ❤
I’m really enjoying this read, the suspense is gathering thick and fast! Now you have cut the story off with Darcy and Elizabeth in the same house, with just a door between them. Can Georgiana bring them together at teatime, as I am sure that is her intention! Looking forward to the next installment Cass.
Yes, we’re heading for a few answers very soon, Ruth! Thank you for continuing to read along!
Such a nice chapter. I apologize for not being able to read on time. What’s nice about coming to the chapters late – I get to read other people’s comments, some of which are priceless! Loving the growing community.
Lovely to see you again, Thornton 🙂 And that moment in the mudroom. Oh Darcy, you sweet bumbling romantic.
Thank you, Mr. Bennet, for stepping up. However… I am wondering what his secret activities are…
Lovely to see you, whenever you can get here, Mel! 😀
LOL, I agree, some of the comments are indeed priceless! Really enjoying people’s thoughts and speculations!
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