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Written by Nikki N
(4/20/2013 11:54 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What would Lizzie do?, penned by Stacey GC
Mrs Bennet and her daughters would seek help from Mr Gardiner and Mr Phillips. The Gardiners seem superior, respectable and quite comfortably off, they came to Longbourn with presents -- chap 25 --
"Mr. Gardiner was a sensible, gentlemanlike man, greatly superior to his sister, as well by nature as education. The Netherfield ladies would have had difficulty in believing that a man who lived by trade, and within view of his own warehouses, could have been so well-bred and agreeable. Mrs. Gardiner, who was several years younger than Mrs. Bennet and Mrs. Philips, was an amiable, intelligent, elegant woman ...
The first part of Mrs. Gardiner's business on her arrival was to distribute her presents and describe the newest fashions."
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