Jane in January – P&P Missing Scene – A Ball to Forget, pt 2 — 18 Comments

  1. Oh, I would have loved to be present for that verbal smackdown between the cousins. Too fun!

    And poor Darcy’s housekeeper to be blamed for the effects of his hangover. Haha!

  2. That was delightful! What an exchange! Patty’s right, the verbal fencing between Beatrice and Signor Benedict would fit Elizabeth and Darcy to perfection!

  3. I agree with the other comments. Darcy would probably not need the punch if the verbal fencing had been with Elizabeth instead of Letty. I hope he doesn’t really yell at the house keeper, although the temptation to make a point with the purposeful slamming, banging and clattering might have been too great. I’ve done that to my son a couple of is very effective.

    • I’m not sure she was so much making a point as that Darcy’s hangover was making everything feel a lot louder ad more uncomfortable that it actually was.But then again….

      Thanks, Maggie!

  4. This sounds like the ball from hell, from Darcy’s perspective. No wonder he drank to excess,. At least he’s been spared any snarky comments from the Colonel so far. Given his hung over state, that would have been cruel and unusual punishment.

  5. Ohhh the agony! Well done Maria…mixing one’s alcohol is never a good thing! Yes, if he was sparring with Elizabeth, he wouldn’t be interested in the punch. He’d be too busy appreciating her ‘fine eyes’!

  6. Oh dear! Now I remember why it was titled A Ball to Forget. Lol

    Despite everything I still think he had a better time with Letty than if paired with someone else. At least she knows her Shakespeare, right? Much Ado About Nothing is my favorite – I adore it! I hope Darcy has a much better time next year when he attends with Lizzy 😉

  7. Loved this missing scene, Grace. Poor Darcy, over indulging until he forgets to go to bed. I guess this is as the title said….A Ball to Forget. Unfortunately, it wasn’t forgotten. I thought it was funny. As for the hangover….at least he doesn’t usually imbibe do much.

  8. Poor Darcy! A miserable ball leading to a miserable hangover. We won’t talk about how much of that could have been avoided. Wonderful follow to part one.

  9. Yes, I agree with others that this play by Shakespeare is one of my favorites and my thought was not that the housekeeper was banging and slamming but that to Darcy it seemed as if she was taking delight in torturing him. Thanks you for this missing scene.

  10. My wish is fulfilled but what a horrible night and morning for Darcy. I feel a bit sorry for him to be stuck with Letty and hear her incessant insult, chatter and gossip. I hope he recovers from his hangover and do something useful to distract his obsession with Elizabeth.

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