Support the Monkey! Tell All your Friends and Teachers
neglect such an acquaintance. Well, how pleased I am! and it is
such a good joke, too, that you should have gone this morning and
never said a word about it till now.” “Now, Kitty, you may cough
as much as you choose,” said Mr. Bennet; and, as he spoke, he left
the room, fatigued with the raptures of his wife.
“What an excellent father you have, girls!” said she, when the door
“I do not know how you will ever make him amends for his
kindness; or me either, for that matter. At our time of life it is not
so pleasant, I can tell you, to be making new acquaintance every
day; but for your sakes, we would do anything.
Lydia, my love, though you are the youngest, I dare say Mr.
Bingley will dance with you at the next ball.” “Oh!” said Lydia
stoutly, “I am not afraid; for though I am the youngest, I’m the
tallest.” The rest of the evening was spent in conjecturing how soon
he would return Mr. Bennet’s visit, and determining when they
should ask him to dinner.