I dropped the ball by not including a snippet from Mrs. Bennet last week in honor of Mother's Day, but don't worry, she's here this week!
This bit is from Betrothed To Mr. Darcy. Mrs. Bennet and Kitty are watching the arrival of the Darcys and Colonel Fitzwilliam from an upstairs window of Longbourn.
“Mama, he is a younger son. He will never inherit his father’s title.” Kitty admired herself in a full-length mirror. “What is the point if he will never be an Earl?”
“He is an officer. A colonel! And what’s more,” Mrs. Bennet pulled Kitty away from the looking glass to tuck a piece of her daughter’s errant hair back into place, “you don’t know but that his older brother might be in poor health or could meet with a horrible accident.”
“Mama,” Kitty was all amazement, “what a thing to say!”
“Oh fiddlesticks! It’s not as though I said that I wished he would die. I simply mentioned the possibility. ”
Be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors here.