Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged

By Carrie Bebris

Pride and Prescience (Or, A fact Universally Acknowledged), a Mr. and Mrs. Darcy secret, embroils the joyous newlyweds Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy in a secret related to certainly one of their marriage ceremony guests.

The attractive Caroline Bingley is engaged to marry a wealthy and charismatic American. regrettably, this windswept courtship is marred by way of many unusual events-- nocturnal wanderings, spooked horses, carriage injuries, or even an obvious suicide test. quickly the complete Bingley kin turns out the objective of a mysterious plot, with in basic terms the Darcys spotting the danger.

Sinister forces are afoot and the Darcys needs to unravel the plot ahead of the blushing bride descends into madness--or worse.

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After we reached London, Parrish tested himself within the townhouse whereas I took a small room in Fleet highway. curious about the security of my artifacts, I prepared for them to be displayed on the British Museum instead of shop them in my room or settle for Mr. Parrish’s provide to maintain them on the townhouse. He appeared fairly placed out by way of my determination, to the purpose the place I feared wasting his patronage. “Mr. Parrish quickly grew to become the toast of the ton, and that i benefited from his reputation. whereas he courted marriageable younger women, I courted capability consumers. And so while he got here to me with a lock of pass over Kendall’s hair and requested me to coach him tips on how to create a attraction I’d advised him approximately, to my disgrace, I complied instead of possibility wasting his desire. ” Elizabeth recalled Parrish inquiring for a lock of her personal hair. “What did the attraction do? ” “If the lock is freely given, the allure blinds the giver to the wearer’s faults,” Randolph stated. “It’s no longer as strong because the jewelry; it doesn’t dominate another’s will, simply discourages one from contemplating the wearer’s statements and activities too severely. i feel Mr. Parrish formed a moment charm—the medallion your husband simply removed—from locks given by way of participants of this loved ones. ” That defined the inability of resistance Parrish had encountered whilst he recommended institutionalizing Caroline, Elizabeth learned. He should have invoked the medallion that evening, as he had with Bingley simply now. At Randolph’s invitation, Darcy, nonetheless maintaining the medallion, forged it into the flames. The disagreeable scent of burning hair wafted during the room, yet all have been too attracted to studying extra from Randolph to go away. “Did you no longer ask yourself why Parrish desired to create such an merchandise? ” Darcy requested. “I idea he in basic terms desired to relief his swimsuit and safe pass over Kendall’s hand extra fast. via then, I had began to suspect that his monetary assets have been working low—he hosted fewer events, spent extra conservatively. He nonetheless observed financing my excursion yet by no means complex any capital. i assumed him easily strapped till the sale of his plantation was once whole. Selfishly, i presumed his marrying an heiress may repair his generosity, and that i but was hoping a few of it is going to fall my means. ” Darcy squeezed Elizabeth’s hand, then published her to strategy Parrish. “When Mr. Kendall investigated you and ended the courtship, you needed to locate one other heiress. and also you needed to act speedy, sooner than Kendall uncovered you to all of society. ” Parrish checked out his spouse in disgust. “Why else may i've got settled for Caroline Bingley? She was once a simple mark—licking her wounds over your engagement and unprotected via her brother’s distraction over his. She could have given herself to someone in breeches. ” “Swine. ” Caroline driven herself to her toes and went to face prior to him. “I can’t fathom how I ever believed your lies. ” “Because you desired to. similar to I tolerated your organization simply because i wished to—and simply because I didn’t imagine i might need to undergo it for lengthy. yet you simply wouldn’t die. You have been too damned fortunate!

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