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1906 Excerpt: ...present when they met, was Fanny's only support in
looking forward to it. She absented herself as little as possible
from Lady Bertram, kept away from the East room, and took no
solitary walk in the shrubbery, in her caution to avoid any sudden
attack. She succeeded. She was safe in the breakfastroom, with her
aunt, when Miss Crawford did come; and the first misery over, and
Miss Crawford looking and speaking with much less particularity of
expression than she had anticipated, Fanny began to hope there
would be nothing worse to be endured than an half hour of moderate
agitation. But here she hoped too much; Miss Crawford was not the
slave of opportunity. She was determined to see Fanny alone, and
therefore said to her tolerably soon, in a low voice, "I must speak
to you for a few minutes somewhere;" words that Fanny felt all over
her, in all her pulses and all her nerves. Denial was impossible.
Her habits of ready submission, on the contrary, made her almost
instantly rise and lead the way out of the room. She did it with
wretched feelings, but it was inevitable. They were no sooner in
the hall than all restraint of countenance was over on Miss
Crawford's side. She immediately shook her head at Fanny with arch,
yet affectionate reproach, and taking her hand, seemed hardly able
to help beginning directly. She said nothing, however, but, "Sad,
sad girl I do not know when I shall have done scolding you," and
had discretion enough to reserve the rest till they might be secure
of having four walls to themselves. Fanny naturally turned
upstairs, and took her guest to the apartment which was now always
fit for comfortable use; opening the door, however, with a most
aching heart, and feeling that she had a more distressing scene
before her than...
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