Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Eight

Chapter Eight

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23 Responses to Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Eight

  1. Jennifer Redlarczyk says:

    So Darcy is conflicted. Too bad he doesn’t know the truth of the matter on Elizabeth’s side, but I suppose that is coming. See you soon.


  2. Mari says:

    Good Morning thank you so much for the new chapter. Enjoying your story.

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  3. Cristina says:

    Yes, too bad. I agree with Jennifer. Although he will in time come to realize what really matters and that is a great comfort. Let him suffer a little. And dream of Elizabeth!

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    • Cass says:

      This is the aspect I find hard right now. As you know, my two other stories start after the failed proposal, so Darcy is already beginning to realise his mistakes, but in this story, he is still the heir to an estate, raised to make a good alliance, so although he’s being ensnared by his feelings for EB, which he doesn’t fully understand yet, he knows the logic of someone like EE (on paper) is the sort of woman he would have expected to marry.

      He does, at least, already acknowledge he doesn’t like EE! 😉

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  4. Hi Cass and Ada! You caught me off-guard with this chapter. I expected Miss Elliott to make a play for Darcy with Sir Walter’s full support. I even expected Elizabeth to ignore Darcy. But I did not expect Richard to join the chorus and support a match with Miss Elliott. He might be attempting some sort of reverse psychology, but I would think he would want to stay and see how that played out. I can only assume you are about to take us on a wild ride and I am HERE for it!

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    • Cass says:


      I think Richard is playing Devil’s Advocate. They both know EE is not a nice person and have already said before it’s not an appealing idea, but there’s no denying that on paper she is exactly what Darcy has been raised to find in a wife.

      As for that wild ride… trust me, it’s coming. Keep an eye out for some clues!

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  5. Bonnie K. says:

    Poor Darcy. People pushing him to marry when he has eyes for only one person, but she doesn’t fit the requirements he was raised to find in an eligible woman.

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  6. Glynis says:

    Oh Darcy, you need to avoid Miss Elliot and her father as much as possible as the chase is obviously on!
    As Richard says, you mustn’t let them suspect any interest in Elizabeth (deny it if you must but it’s perfectly obvious 😉) you also have to improve her opinion of your character if possible!
    Maybe meet up on early walks?

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  7. I think the gentleman protests too much mesa thinks hehe 😉 and I think Richard has the right of it! Please dear sweet Cass and Ada if we are good couldn’t you post tomorrow(Wednesday) instead? Oh and the plans the Elliots may have for the Darcy fortune, I think they can think again! I doubt Darcy will end up with the conceited Elizabeth Elliot!

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  8. darcybennett says:

    Poor Darcy being pursued by Miss Elliot and the match encouraged by Richard.

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    • Cass says:

      I don’t think Richard is encouraging it. He sees the Elliots for who they are. He’s merely pointing out that, in normal circumstances, Miss Elliot would seem an ideal fit for mistress of Pemberley (personality aside lol).


  9. sheilalmajczan says:

    I doubt Darcy knows the full extent of Sir Elliot’s debts or he might caulk that up as another reason NOT to marry her. After she has been in management of the estate as much as her father and Persuasion had the dead mother as being able to budget the money. So Elizabeth knows her father’s debts as she is partly responsible for such. Does she think she can manage a husband like she manages her father. The marriage settlement would dictate her pin money. Darcy is in denial…an old story for his character. Staying there and being in both Elizabeths’ company will provide some stark contrasts to their characters. Will he pay attention? Thanks for this chapter.

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  10. M. Jimenez says:

    Does the Colonel *really* have to go? He is providing much amusement, as always in your works.

    Oooooooh, what was that about the wedding of Mary? Did Mr. Elliot spend too much for that? What am I saying, of course he did. Would you be so kind as to share your inspiration for Ms. Elliot’s looks (handsome, as Darcy says, if not for her overly-orchestrated hairdo)? I’d like to put a face to the name, if there is a face to consider!

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    • Cass says:

      I’m sorry the colonel has to go. He has a job!

      Well done on picking up that little hint re the wedding expense!

      How does EE look? Good question. Normally, when co-writing, Ada and I pick actors so we are imagining the same person, but we didn’t do it this time! (Cass scurries off to spend a few hours on Google Images… )


  11. Tara says:

    Oh, the Elliots are truly awful. Anne must have a surplus of her mother’s DNA to have escaped that fate. I love that Col. F has their number and plays Devil’s Advocate not only to guide Darcy through his inner conflict, but also put him on his guard for their possible machinations. Something definitely wasn’t on the up and up with financing Mary’s extravagant wedding. The plot thickens.

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