Well, Warriors, the dinner party is winding down. What will Mrs. Bennet do with the pineapples and birch saplings...?
Later in the evening the men rejoined the women in the drawing room where the unmarried ladies sang and played the pianoforte. All but Mary had performed, and she wasn't quite sure if she wanted to after listening to Miss Talbot, currently playing a difficult piece by Beethoven.
The music climbed to a dramatic crescendo, then dipped into a soothing repast and everyone in the room seemed enthralled with her performance. Mary made a noise, deep in her throat. Miss Talbot of twenty thousand pounds was quite skilled. A fact she'd glossed over quite prettily when asked if she played.
"Did you just growl?" Colonel Fitzwilliam asked in a low voice.
She nearly jumped. She hadn't realized he had come into the room. He'd sat directly behind her right shoulder and she wouldn't have seen him unless she turned her head away from the performance.
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Have you ever been caught in such a situation? YIKES! She's caught and what happens now? Delightful.ReplyDelete
Busted! Great scene, Sue. I love Mary!ReplyDelete
Miss Talbot is a formidable rival...but she must have some weakness LOL! Enjoyed the snippet!ReplyDelete
I love that quiet growl. Perhaps Mary worries too much though. Getting a man isn't a piano competition.ReplyDelete
Haha, I hate Miss Talbot already! Love the growl, and that the Col. noticed.ReplyDelete
Miss Talbot has her version of the humblebrag down, I see. Pretend modesty, shame everyone with her skills.ReplyDelete
I'd be growling, too!
Caught! LOL You make your characters come alive. Very nice.ReplyDelete
Too funny that he caught her growling. Made me chuckle. Great scene.ReplyDelete
Glad I understood the musical term after a year of IB music in highschool. fun fun times.ReplyDelete