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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Twelve

Chapter Twelve The blast of wintry weather had come as no surprise to Darcy, but despite the snow upon the ground and heavy festoons hanging from the branches of the surrounding trees, the planned shoot at Uppercross had taken place. … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Eleven

Chapter Eleven The ladies ambled in silence at first, though Elizabeth sensed Anne’s attention upon her several times. Then, she spoke. ‘You are quite pensive, Lizzy. Did the call not deliver to your expectations? For myself, I cannot see your … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Ten

Chapter Ten Georgiana smothered a laugh as Boliver returned with the visitors. ‘Miss Elliot, Miss Anne Elliot, and Miss Bennet, sir.’ Darcy drew in a sharp breath as an urgent tug came on his sleeve. ‘I did not foresee my … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine Despite her dissatisfaction with Mr Darcy’s being in the neighbourhood, Elizabeth slept well and was grateful for the attentions of Lottie as she made haste to dress and join Anne at the table. Sir Walter was nowhere to … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Eight

Chapter Eight ‘Come, Darcy, I would have you join us.’ Dragging his gaze from Elizabeth as the song ended, Darcy looked over to where Sir Walter pointed: a seat beside Miss Elliot. With little choice in the matter, he reluctantly … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Seven

Chapter Seven The meal passed more pleasantly than Elizabeth had anticipated, mainly down to the amusing and undemanding conversation offered by the colonel and having very few, almost monosyllabic, exchanges with Mr Darcy, and before long the dessert dishes had … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Six

Chapter Six The gentlemen moved forward to greet Sir Walter before Darcy’s eyes skimmed over the other occupants of the room, then stalled, his hand instinctively drawn to his chest as something inside clenched. What the devil was this? What … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Five

Chapter Five Anne and Elizabeth reached Kellynch by noon the next day, and Elizabeth stared around with avid interest as they entered the great hall. A tall, middle-aged gentleman had emerged from a room at the top of a small … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Four

Chapter Four ‘Can you be quite serious?’ Elizabeth stared at Anne in part disbelief, part wild hope. ‘Accompany you to Somersetshire?’ ‘Why ever not? Charlotte was to make a stay of several weeks with us. In her absence, why not … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Three

Chapter Three ‘I shall miss your company when you leave in the morning.’ Elizabeth glanced at Anne as they made their way through the lanes near Meryton. ‘And I yours.’ Anne looked over her shoulder as a burst of laughter … Continue reading

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