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Monday, February 3, 2014

Quote-Tastic #34 Eavesdropping, it's what's for dinner.


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"First (Wrong) Impressions" is Krista D. Ball's update on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". In this scene, Lizzy, her sister Caroline, and two men, Charles and Darcy, are at a dinner. Earlier, Lizzy and Darcy had a misunderstanding. :D


Soon, even Caroline noticed something was up. "Darcy," she said, "you're so quiet this evening.. Are you bored?"
"Not at all. Just thinking." He smiled at her, but flicked a look at Lizzy long enough to catch her eye.
"About what?" Charles asked.
"I was thinking how even the plainest woman built for manual labor can be made rather lovely by expressive eyes."
Charles choked on his beer.
Lizzy tried to contain her grin; she guessed that was his pathetic way of apologizing. Then again, maybe he was trying to goad her into admitting she'd eavesdropped, thereby forcing her to apologize for listening to a conversation never meant for her ears.


Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you overheard something you shouldn't have? How did you react?


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6 comments:

  1. OOo I love remakes. And little interactions like this. Checking it out now!

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    1. I haven't read P&P but I enjoyed this.

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  2. This looks good! I with Anna looking into it. =)

    -Amanda P


    Where the Night Kind Roam

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    1. If you get it, let me know what you think.

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  3. I'm not a fan of re-makes of popular novels[I always compare them to the original and they fall short] but I kind of like this quote :D I have to investigate further.

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  4. Well you have me curious, I adored P&P, and when a remake is done well it is such fun. Adding to my wishlist

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