Daily Writing Prompt (04/20/2017): Pride and Prejudice (209 Words)

Today’s writing prompt comes from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I wrote my completed excerpt with a Pilot Metropolitan fine nib fountain pen using Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki ink. The prompt is a total of 209 words.

“I might as well inquire,” replied she, “why with so evident a desire
of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me
against your will, against your reason, and even against your character?
Was not this some excuse for incivility, if I _was_ uncivil? But I have
other provocations. You know I have. Had not my feelings decided against
you–had they been indifferent, or had they even been favourable, do you
think that any consideration would tempt me to accept the man who has
been the means of ruining, perhaps for ever, the happiness of a most
beloved sister?”

As she pronounced these words, Mr. Darcy changed colour; but the emotion
was short, and he listened without attempting to interrupt her while she
continued:

“I have every reason in the world to think ill of you. No motive can
excuse the unjust and ungenerous part you acted _there_. You dare not,
you cannot deny, that you have been the principal, if not the only means
of dividing them from each other–of exposing one to the censure of the
world for caprice and instability, and the other to its derision for
disappointed hopes, and involving them both in misery of the acutest
kind.”

Pilot Metropolitan Fine Nib Fountain Pen using Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, written with a Pilot Metropolitan Fine Nib Fountain Pen using Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink
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