“Mr. Bennet, you never had compassion on my poor nerves.”
“You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for them. In fact, they are old friends, what with them being mentioned with consideration these twenty years at least.”
And, now for this week's offering:
“I know you are teasing, I’ve been quite steady these last ten years.”
Mr. Bennet rose from his chair and approached his wife, leaning down to give her a gentle kiss on the forehead. “Yes, my sweet Fanny, you have settled quite nicely since we inherited Netherfield Park and no longer worry about the hedgerows.”
He settled back behind his desk and Mrs. Bennet picked up her sewing, but not too many minutes passed before she left her work laying idle on her lap, gazing out the window.
“What are you thinking, my love?”
“Lizzy plans to visit the tenants of Netherfield Park and then meet with Mrs. Norris for their weekly meeting about the staff and how the new footman is faring with his new duties.”
“Is she doing this for us, or for Hill’s son?” Mr. Bennet asked with a chuckle.
“This is Jeremy’s first real job, other than doing footman duties for us when we have guests. Hill is proud as punch that he grew into such a tall, fine-looking young man. He’ll do well, however, Lizzy did say she’d give a poke about the manor and walk him through the finer points of dinner parties and the such.”
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