By J. Marie Croft
A pun-filled story that includes Jane Austen's delight and Prejudice characters with a few further or addled, lacking or missish, converted or mortified, more fit, wealthier, or wiser. Impeccable comportment is needed in Regency England, a society ruled by way of strict ideas of behavior. the stainless photograph of perfectionist Fitzwilliam Darcy is a bit tarnished whilst he and his touring partners arrive, scorching and sweaty, at Pemberley and judge to take a fateful plunge right into a scummy pond. An embarrassing come across at the estate's garden leaves an enduring effect on Jane and Elizabeth Bennet, who're new neighbors of Georgiana and Anna Darcy. With either households in London for the Little Season, Darcy unearths himself thrown back into the trail of perky Elizabeth Bennet, yet a good-looking military officer simply may well blockade additional advances. This romantic comedy is a lighthearted variation of Austen’s satisfaction and Prejudice, that includes a softer, sweeter, sillier part of Austen's cherished characters.
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He spoke on behalf of the other gentlemen when he said, “Please pardon us, ladies. We must repair to the manor and attempt to, uh, repair our appearances and, hopefully, our sullied reputations. ” He bowed, as did the other fellows, and they made their way across the lawn with as much dignity as they could muster. Charles Bingley’s sullied reputation suffered further defilement when his cravat slipped from his bundle of clothing, wafted toward his boot, and wrapped itself around his ankle. As Bingley walked, the strip of white linen trailed through the grass, unnoticed by the men.
In the billiard room, Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Bingley, and Fleming took turns shooting the colourful ivory balls across the green baize of the table that dominated the room. Darcy’s foxhounds, Romulus and Remus, were curled up and dozing beneath; and each time the balls clacked above them, the dogs raised their heads. As the Colonel prepared to take a shot, he addressed his cousin. ” “I did not conceal the fact. ” “Really, Darcy, I thought I could count on your assistance; but with friends like you … ” “Yes, yes, I know … who needs anemones.
At five and twenty, the same age as Bingley and Fleming, the devilishly handsome George was the son of Pemberley’s steward, Hugh Wickham, a widower. He was also George Darcy’s godchild and namesake and had the privilege of being educated alongside the other occupants of the room. They had all attended Cambridge for one overlapping term and became quite a formidable coterie. Wickham was being trained by his father to take over the reins as Pemberley’s steward as soon as the elder relinquished the position later that same year after decades of service.
Mr. Darcy Takes the Plunge by J. Marie Croft