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Written by JulieW
(5/23/2007 4:28 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Darcy is wrong…, penned by Robbin
"Pray let me hear what you have to accuse him of," cried Colonel Fitzwilliam. "I should like to know how he behaves among strangers."
"You shall hear then -- but prepare yourself for something very dreadful. The first time of my ever seeing him in Hertfordshire, you must know, was at a ball -- and at this ball, what do you think he did? He danced only four dances! I am sorry to pain you -- but so it was. He danced only four dances, though gentlemen were scarce; and, to my certain knowledge, more than one young lady was sitting down in want of a partner. Mr. Darcy, you cannot deny the fact."
"I had not at that time the honour of knowing any lady in the assembly beyond my own party."
"True; and nobody can ever be introduced in a ball room. Well, Colonel Fitzwilliam, what do I play next? My fingers wait your orders."
"Perhaps," said Darcy, "I should have judged better had I sought an introduction; but I am ill qualified to recommend myself to strangers."
Colonel Fitzwilliam's amused reaction to Lizzy's report of Darcy's behaviour at the ball is very interesting, don't you think? I consider it is comfirmation that Darcy's behavior was lacking. He did indeed do wrong by not entering into the spirit of the Meryton Assmebly,IMHO. He ought to have asked ladies to dance , particulary when he knew ladies who wished to dance were having to sit on the sidelines for lack of partners.
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