Kara Louise

Assumed Engagement

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This is a republished edition of “Assumed Engagement” with a new cover. The story continues after Chapter 36 in Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice.” On his return trip to Pemberley from Rosings after his offer of marriage was refused by Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy's carriage overturns,and he is rendered unconscious. Having written Georgiana previously that he was going to ask for her hand, Georgiana writes to Elizabeth, thinking they are engaged. She begs her to come to Pemberley, hoping she is the one person who can draw him out.
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312 printed pages
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    maolivehas quoted2 years ago
    me. I believed your brother was a most unfeeling, arrogant, cruel man. He later wrote me a letter to set the record straight regarding Wickham and himself. I believe he only told me to reinforce the fact that Wickham was truly a scoundrel down to the core.”

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    maolivehas quoted2 years ago
    Well, I guess I believe more in Providence. If all things are in the hands of the Almighty One, then fate has no place. I think some people would be of the opinion that some things are fate and some are Providence, but I do not think that could be. Either He has all things in His hands or He does not. Why?”

    “I have been considering the events that have brought about our going to Pemberley. Could I even think to attribute it to Providence… or is it fate and things are just happening by chance?”

    “Jane, however it turns out, we must accept that it is for our good. We may not always agree with it; it may not be what we want. Remember what Reverend Burbridge says, ‘His ways are not our ways.’” Elizabeth hoped that her words would give comfort to Jane no matter what happened at Pemberley with Charles.
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    to love, or even accept him, because of his wealth. It was almost due to her indifference to him that he was so attracted to her; in addition there was her beauty, grace, wit…

    Oh, it is no use! he thought to himself as a frustrated moan escaped him.

    “Pardon me, Darcy. Did you say something?” asked Fitzwilliam, awakening from his light sleep.

    “No. I am merely tired and sore. I hope it is not much longer.” He shifted in his seat, hoping to appear to his cousin that he was stiff from sitting so long. In reality, it was due to the uncomfortable direction his

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