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Written by Carolyn
(5/14/2007 10:00 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Perhaps a little exaggeration about Darcy's comment?, penned by Tracy W
But in an instant arose the dreadful suspicion of his being purposely omitted for Mr. Darcy's pleasure in the Bingleys' invitation to the officers; and though this was not exactly the case, the absolute fact of his absence was pronounced by his friend Mr. Denny, to whom Lydia eagerly applied, and who told them that Wickham had been obliged to go to town on business the day before, and was not yet returned; adding, with a significant smile -- "I do not imagine his business would have called him away just now, if he had not wished to avoid a certain gentleman here."
So Darcy is indirectly responsible for her 1st disappointment of the evening.
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