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|A Noisy Christmas
Written by Cheryl
(10/12/2005 12:32 a.m.)
"to improve the noise of Uppercross, and lessen that of Lyme." (ch 14)
LOL! JA goes on to describe the "domestic hurricane" of "riotous boys" and "chattering girls" - even the Christmas fire is said to be "roaring." All in all, "It was a fine family-piece."
And dear Mrs Musgrove observed, "with a happy glance round the room, that after all she [Louisa] had gone through, nothing was so likely to do her good as a little quiet cheerfulness at home."
I just love this scene. The noise, the happiness, the high spirits, the good times, the comfort of family in spite of the chaos - it paints such a lovely picture of a home, doesn't it?
It's all too much for the childless Lady Russell, however:
"I hope I shall remember, in future," said Lady Russell, as soon as they were reseated in the carriage, "not to call at Uppercross in the Christmas holidays."
Though, I can kind of sympathize with her too. ;-)
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