Posted by Carrie on October 11, 1997 at 03:51:01:
This is a question asked strictly out of curiosity. Please, only something you know "off the top of your head" is fine.
While watching P&P2 (what else) I was wondering at their (Elizabeth and the Gardiners) walking the grounds of Perberley and asking the housekeeper to see the house and then having the housekeeper give them a tour!
Can you imagine taking time out of your day to conduct tours (of course in my house, this wouldn't take very long). What was the purpose of this? Why would the family and servants accommodate perfect strangers' curiosities? How considerate this practice seems. Now, something like that would be based strictly on profit.
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