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|Focus on Objects and Movements in Chapter 11
Written by Margaret S
(5/9/2007 1:27 p.m.)
The first half-hour was spent in piling up the fire, lest she should suffer from the change of room; and she removed at his desire to the other side of the fireplace, that she might be farther from the door. He then sat down by her, and talked scarcely to any one else.
Darcy took up a book; Miss Bingley did the same; and Mrs. Hurst, principally occupied in playing with her bracelets and rings, joined now and then in her brother's conversation with Miss Bennet.
In the desperation of her feelings, she resolved on one effort more, and turning to Elizabeth, said --
Mr. Darcy looked up. He was as much awake to the novelty of attention in that quarter as Elizabeth herself could be, and unconsciously closed his book.
”… as I sit by the fire."
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