And.... we're back! How has your week been? Me? I've been busy even though we are on mandatory lockdown with curfews in place. Very dystopian. Fortunately, for me, my lifestyle hasn't changed with the advent of Covid. I've been a practicing hermit since my diagnosis, so I went through all this frustration in 2010. Who knew it would become such a blessing???
Any-hoo, we left off with:
“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.”
Onto the next ten lines.
“Aye, she’ll make sure he does a good job. I have told her the lease has been accepted, so she’s also making sure the rest of the staff is up to speed and all things are ready for our new tenants.”
Mrs. Bennet re-assumed her sewing. “Lizzy is quite adept, and Mrs. Norris is an excellent housekeeper. When Hill recommended her sister to the job over five years ago, I’m glad we were able to place her there - she is a godsend.”
“When Lizzy inherits, she’ll have the luxury of competent staff and good tenants.”
“I assume, as before, no mention will be made that we own Netherfield?”
“None whatsoever. I’ll not have some young man chase our daughter for her inheritance. No, we will remain the Bennet’s of Longbourn, with an estate that is entailed–”
“Mr. Bennet, have you still not told anyone the entail was broken after Lydia was born?”
Well, that changes the landscape of the original Pride & Prejudice. But why does Lizzy inherit? Isn't Jane the eldest? I guess you'll have to come back next week to find out more. Mwah ha ha ha ha...
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