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Written by Nasima
(2/24/2004 4:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Thanks yous/What did you notice this time?, penned by Kathi
Ok. don't laugh ,buT I discovered that Bingley has only two sisters! and all these years I thought they were five !!!
" Lady Lucas quieted her fears a little by starting the idea of his being gone to London only to get a large party for the ball; and a report soon followed, that Mr. Bingley was to bring twelve ladies and seven gentlemen with him to the assembly. The girls grieved over such a number of ladies, but were comforted the day before the ball by hearing that instead of twelve he had brought only six with him from London -- his five sisters and a cousin. And when the party entered the assembly room it consisted of only five altogether -- Mr. Bingley, his two sisters, the husband of the eldest, and another young man.
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