Posted by Ann on July 10, 1997 at 00:05:59:
In reply to Re: Brothers and sisters dancing? posted by Anna on July 09, 1997 at 21:03:29
The last few paragraphs of Emma's Chapter 38 (III. 2) contain the lines:
"Come, Miss Woodhouse, Miss Otway, Miss Fairfax, what are you all doing? Come, Emma, set your companions the example. Everybody is lazy! Everybody is asleep!"
"I am ready," said Emma, "whenever I am wanted."
"Whom are you going to dance with?" asked Mr. Knightley.
She hesitated a moment, and then replied, "With you if you will ask me."
"Will you?" said he, offering his hand.
"Indeed I will. You have shown that you can dance, and you know we are not really so much brother and sister as to make it at all improper."
"Brother and sister! no, indeed."
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