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|Well, comfort yourself with the thoughts
Written by Kathleen Glancy
(5/19/2010 12:22 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Thanks, Elizabeth!, penned by Line
that the guns they had in Jane Austen's day were not very efficient, so many birds escaped unscathed (making Mrs Bennet's suggestion that Bingley would be able to kill all of Netherfield's birds even more fatuous) and that the birds were at least eaten rather than being stuffed or skinned for trophies.
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