A little fall of rain ...
Written by Jane Bennet
(8/7/2013 2:13 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, On My Own, penned by Eponine Thenardier
Hard as it must be that your love is much engaged at present with Mr Darcy and his sister this young lady and her rich guardian, perhaps it is as well that this missive be delivered. My recent correspondence from another lady, in which I have also received unhappy revelations, has caused me much sorrow; but at least I am put on my guard. Only consider what this gentleman will suffer if his love's letter is not given; it shall be such a disappointment. You may at least remember him as the most amiable man of your acquaintance, but that is all. It cannot last long. Comfort yourself in knowing you have nothing either to hope or fear, and nothing to reproach him with. You have not had that pain. A little time therefore; a little fall of rain can hardly hurt you now, in which you may try to get the better of yourself. I at least have had this comfort in my own case, that my unrequited affection has done no harm to any but myself; painful as it is, console yourself with the same. The maim is not his; your friend Marius shall remain unharmed, unhurt, and he shall be happy.