Written by Ann2
(10/8/2005 6:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Louisa's fall, penned by Jen N.
I've been thinking about this amusement.
1) The fact that her feet are to hit the (hard)ground seems to indicate that he would support her hands and thus ease her spring. This kind of jump seems almost within propriety.
2) But since she could even consider jumping, before he held her hands, it must be that she expects him to catch her. This to me would mean that he gathers her to him in his arms before her feet hit the ground? Then he would lower her carefully until her feet touch ground.
Which kind of jump do you all envision? If the latter, I'm amazed that it was thought proper for a young woman to literally throw herself repeatedly into a man's (who's not her husband or fiancÚ)arms. The body contact would maybe be brief but certainly more intimate than in the dreaded walz.
he had had to jump her from the stiles; the sensation was delightful to her. Does this imply Wentworth was not quite as delighted?