Pride and Prejudice with apologies to Jane Austen

Mr Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet meet.

"She is not handsome enough to tempt me."

Miss Elizabeth Bennet has no very cordial feelings toward Mr Darcy, either.

However, Mr Darcy reconsiders and is eventually fascinated by a pair of fine eyes.

"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

"You are the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry."

Soon, she discovers she has been mistaken in his character. "Till this moment, I never knew myself."

They meet again.

That the gentleman is overflowing with admiration is evident enough. Of the lady's sensations, we remain a little in doubt.

But external conflicts--in the form of Elizabeth's youngest sister--intrude, driving the two apart.

"A man who has once been refused! How could I ever be foolish enough to expect a renewal of his love?"

But his aunt suspects otherwise. She is determined to stop her nephew's marrying an obstinate, headstrong girl. "Are the shades of Pemberley to be thus polluted?"

Elizabeth vanquishes her. "You can now have nothing farther to say. You have insulted me in every possible method."

Mr. Darcy returns, having resolved the external plot conflict. "My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever."

She gives him to understand that her sentiments have undergone so material a change since the period to which he alluded as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure his present assurances.

Boy gets girl.

The End

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LV Troost


Chawton House Library garden, photo by LT; characters from Ackerman's Repository.

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