A Quest for Mr Darcy – Chapter Fifty Four

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46 Responses to A Quest for Mr Darcy – Chapter Fifty Four

  1. Beate says:

    Wish you a happy Easter time, Cass! But what are you thinking giving us this hangover 😈😒 such a nice chapter! And Wickhams visit to Pemberley was not so unexpected. Hope the twins have courage and a good idea πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ Best wishes Bea

  2. pathg says:

    hi Cass, have tried to post a comment here twice without success… fingers crossed it will work this time!

    Thanks for another chapter! Your story has had me completely hooked!! But… how could you possibly leave us hanging like this?! It is Easter!! Please have pity on us!! Pretty please?!
    Having a strong suspicion that Wickyhead would show up at Pemberley did not help in avoiding the angst of knowing him there. Can’t wait to see him hit and tied by Olivia and Viola; arrowed by Elinor; or whatever else you have planned for him! Can we finally move to happier times and more kissing (including Elinor and the Colonel)?

    pretty, pretty please?

    Happy Easter and thanks for sharing your work with us,

    • Cass says:

      Happy Easter, Patricia, and sorry you had problems posting. I found the comments awaiting approval, so just sent the second one through!

      Loving your options for ‘Wickyhead’, and sorry for putting you through the wait. You can read the next chapter with a tick-list to see how many I managed to fit in! 😜

  3. Jan Steele says:

    Oh no! I was hoping, once the archery practice was mentioned, that a stray arrow from one of the twins was going to maim Wickham. Since they are now resting up in the tree, I hope they have the wherewithal to pelt him with the apples in their possession (and I hope their aim is true enough to smite him in the same manner David smote Goliath). After this chapter, I think you have completely earned the title “Queen of the Cliffies.”

    I hope you have a very happy Easter and that you enjoy your time in Merrie Olde England. Don’t worry about us or the state of dire trepidation in which you have left us — we’ll be fine, honestly we will be. πŸ™‚

    • Cass says:

      Happy Easter, Jan, and I’m sorry about the dire trepidation, truly I am! 😜

      Loving your suggestions re the twins. Let’s hope they haven’t eaten those apples already! 😱

  4. OMG!! Wickham at Pemberley and Darcy is not there! Next week’s chapter can’t come soon enough! Happy Easter, Cass!

  5. Hollis says:

    Cass, you wretched WOMAN! How can you do that to us, making us wait until next week to know how this comes out? How can I sit in church on Easter and fix my mind on the resurrection with a tiny morsel of my mind wondering what is coming next? Of course I am joking. But it is too bad of your to leave us hanging. It is an excellent twist in the plot, I wonder if Wickham has a spy somewhere?

  6. Sheila L. Majczan says:

    The cliffhanger to beat all cliffhangers! Argh and double argh!!!!
    And who is that speeding along towards the grange? Another mystery. Why is Wickham near Pemberley? If he has come to confront Mr. Bennet about the money he is in the wrong location. And the twins are sitting in a tree nearby…are they going to now get involved physically, jumping down on Wickham, as I am certain he will now grab Elizabeth thinking to hold her for ransom or some such?

    Thanks for the chapter…next week cannot come soon enough.

    • Sheila L. Majczan says:

      Oh, and a blessed Easter or Passover to all who celebrate those holy days.

    • Cass says:

      Rest assured, Sheila, that whatever nefarious intent Wickham has, there are a few ladies ready to make it difficult for him. 😜

      All will be revealed in the next chapter as to how and why he is there and not where the men expected him to be.

  7. Jennifer Redlarczyk says:

    So old stink-pot is at Pemberley. Now what? I thought there were threats against her made by Wickham in the letter. Yikes. I hope that rider coming down the lane was someone who sighted GW at the manor house. And what a place to leave us. Any chance the girls will drop something on Wickham’s head from the tree??? Waiting patiently.

    • Cass says:

      Haha, Jen! I’m being called a few names after this chapter end, and for a moment I thought ‘old stink-pot’ was me! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      I think we have some resourceful young women around; Wickham is surely going to under-estimate them! 😜

  8. Lizzybel says:

    I was hoping for more of Mr. Wickham, but am not surprised at where he popped up! I hope Elizabeth will be alright?

  9. Oh Cass, how COULD you leave us with such an ominous cliffy? I agree that you are the Cliffhanger Queen!
    With Mr. Wickedness at Pemberley and all the men-folk sitting quietly at the Grange, I fear something terrible is afoot! But I won’t worry too much, I know you won’t let him hurt the ladies. Plus the twins are perched in the tree, just itching for some excitement.
    Have a lovely holiday!

    • Cass says:

      Thank you, Carol, and happy Easter!

      Mr Wickedness (loving all the names for him!) may be about to get his just desserts! 😜😜

  10. Such a nice, long, wonderful chapter!! The ending with the appearance of Wickham is highly troubling, but at least the young ladies have a bow and arrow and some hefty croquet balls and mallets to use in self-defense…or even in offense!! Can’t you just imagine Georgiana going after him with a mallet? Or Eleanor taking aim with her archery equipage?

    I also wonder if Eleanor’s low spirits when she first arrived at Pemberly were not because of a young man…and perhaps that young man was Wickham? It’s a bit of a stretch, but in a way, it would indeed make sense.

    And Darcy has attained Mr. Bennet’s consent! Yay!! πŸ˜€

    I am waiting with bated breath for next week’s chapter. Take care during your travels, and I hope that your father is well. (I think I remember that his health is the reason for your travels.)

    Wishing you a Happy Eastertide!!

    Susanne πŸ™‚

    • Cass says:

      Thank you, Susanne and a happy Easter to you too. It is my father-in-law who has been unwell recently, but he’s on the mend now, thankfully. ❀️

      Yes, we have some young ladies with potential weapons. I don’t think Wickham will have to set much of a foot wrong before they are enticed, do you?!

  11. Carol hoyt says:

    You stop there???
    You’re killing me!!!!!

    I do love the interview with Mr Bennett.
    It does a heart good to see Darcy lay his heart out. !!!

    And Jane and bingley!!! An engagement?? A ring????

    Have a lovely Easter 🐣!

    • Cass says:

      Happy Easter, Carol!

      Glad you enjoyed Darcy and Mr Bennet; it’s nice to know they can ‘go public’ now! 😜

      Ah,good old Bungley! What has he been up to now? 😜

  12. Ohhhh Bennet gave consent!! Oh that’s very good Cass!! Now Darcy only need to get a ring on Elizabeth’s finger and it will be official! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜
    *SILENT SCREAM* OMG OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG Cass you didn’t! Left the ladies alone, and the men at the Grange oh for the love of… *head hits the table in annoyance* and now we have to wait until next week!!!!!!! πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ™„πŸ™„

    • Cass says:

      Yes, it’s official! They are engaged and no need to keep it quiet!

      LOL, Sophia! I think these particular ladies are going to handle Wickham. Don’t fret!

      Happy Easter!

  13. Anji says:

    Last time it was a satisfied “Aaahhh!”

    This time it’s “Aaaaargh!” What a sneaky person (using that term extremely loosely) that Wickham is. He’s probably been watching Pemberley, seen the gentlemen leave and head off to The Grange. Now he’s found the estate apparently unprotected, or has he? Who is the mysterious horseman closing in on The Grange? Was a watchman set to keep an eye out, just in case?

    Please, please, let the twins get a slice of the action against him. Books, pencils and apples could make decent weapons when dropped, or better still thrown, from a height. Would their education so far have mentioned Sir Isaac Newton, I wonder? Oh, what am I taking about? They’ve already discovered how gravity works with the bucket in the stables that drenched Miss Latimer!

    In the meantime, I hope my fingernails will stand the strain!

    • Cass says:

      Sorry about the fingernails, Anji! 😜

      Yes, we’ve got a few impromptu ‘weapons’ in the vicinity. All we need now is for Wickham to vastly under-estimate his opponents! πŸ˜‚

      Happy Easter to you and Trevor!

  14. Ann Isom says:

    oh yes…this was the icing on top of my birthday cake! Excellent chapter…Happy Easter Cass!!!! ❀

  15. ANovick says:

    I was hoping all along that the girls would hit Wickham with their croquet balls and archery arrows. I wonder what the twins are going to do? They are directly above him in the tree. I hope they have something hard to throw on him!
    Happy Easter Cass! I am loving this story!

    • Cass says:

      And I am loving all the suggestions of what could be thrown at Wickham! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      You will find out in the next chapter who guessed correctly!

      Glad you continue to enjoy! Happy Easter!

  16. Maureen C says:

    Excellent, long chapter. I had my suspicions that Wickham would show up at Pemberley. I am ready for the twins and Miss Latimer to save the day!

  17. katherinelschmitt says:

    Oh sometimes it’s hard to feel the love for an author who leaves me hanging as you have, Cass! You may win the “Cliffhanger of the Year” award for the way you’ve told your story. Please have a lovely weekend but remember those of us who are sitting in wait! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜–πŸ˜€πŸ΅πŸ―

    • Cass says:

      Sorry, Katherine!

      I am doing my best to write the next chapter in amongst family matters! I promise you I haven’t forgotten the lovely readers at all!

  18. TLeighF says:

    Oh what a place to leave us! I was worried Wickham was going to show up at Pemberley rather than the Grange. Will the twins save the day or does Wickham know they are up there? Darcy will never forgive himself for leaving them unprotected. And who is rushing up to the Grange?

    • Cass says:

      Wickham has just arrived on the scene on this occasion, and he doesn’t know the twins are in a nearby tree! 😜

      Answers coming in the next chapter!

  19. Trez says:

    First let me say that the last chapter was yummy!
    And as for this chapter, I knew it! – that darn Wickham would go after Elizabeth while the men were away! Oh, I can only hope the twins jump down on him and rescue our dear girl.
    Loved the reaction of Darcy and Bennet concerning previous proposals. πŸ˜‚

    • Cass says:

      Yes, I, so sorry about going from lovely romance to stress, Trez!

      Love that you love the reactions to proposals ❀️

      I see you are another one voting for the twins to take Wickham out, lol!

  20. Carole in Canada says:

    I’m sure you were chuckling to yourself when you finished this chapter and posted it…knowing how frantic we all would be to have to wait a whole week more…for that is how it is going to feel!!!! Just look what you have achieved…all of us hoping the twins, Eleanor and Georgiana would be pelting, whacking and slicing an arrow through Wickham!! We have become so violent…you go girls! I had a feeling too that he would show up at Pemberley!

    Oh and did Eleanor find out about the locket and told Bingley…is that what he brought to the Grange? What a sly fellow he is becoming! At least one good thing has come out of this chapter…Mr. Darcy has Mr. Bennet’s approval!!!

    Hope your father-in-law is improving and that you have a lovely Easter with family.

    • Cass says:

      I promise I wasn’t chuckling, Carole, but I was aware people wouldn’t be too happy. It was hard to decide what to do. Ending the chapter as the Colonel shoves his cousin in to speak to Mr Bennet was an option, but then I felt a longer chapter was better, with on,y one coming next week.

      As for all the suggestions of violence against Wickham… Well, I know none of us would want to condone that in normal circumstances but I AM chuckling about all the suggestions, some of which I may already have had in mind! Watch this space!! 😱😜😱

      Yes, what is it Bungley is up to?!

      Happy Easter, Carole, and thank you. My father-in-law is improving ❀️

  21. Cristina says:

    So many twists, and the men all at the Grange. Oh, this is getting better and better. I think Miss Latimer could use her bow and arrow on Wickham.

  22. Donna Krug says:

    Lizzy was the one Wickham threatened. Yet, she’s got some talented companions with archery and in the tree.

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