— “Do you not want to know who has taken it?” cried his wife impatiently.
— “You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it.”
This was invitation enough.
— “Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with Mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week.”
— “What is his name?”