At half-past six Elizabeth was summoned to dinner. To the civil inquiries which then poured in, and amongst which she had the pleasure of distinguishing the much superior solicitude of Mr. Bingley's, she could not make a very favourable answer. Jane was by no means better. ___________1___________; then thought no more of the matter: and their indifference towards Jane when not immediately before them restored Elizabeth to the enjoyment of all her original dislike.
Their brother, indeed, was the only one of the party whom she could regard with any complacency. ___________2____________.
After dinner, she returned to her sister's room. _________3_________, and when it appeared to her rather right than pleasant that she should go downstairs herself. On entering the drawing-room she found the whole party at loo, and was immediately invited to join them; _________4__________.
"Miss Eliza Bennet," said Miss Bingley, "despises cards. __________5__________. "
"_________6_________, " cried Elizabeth, "I am NOT a great reader, and I have pleasure in many things. "
"In nursing your sister I am sure you have pleasure, " said Bingley; "and I hope it will be soon increased by seeing her quite well. "
Elizabeth thanked him, then _________7__________. He immediately offered to fetch her others--all that his library afforded.
"I am astonished, " said Miss Bingley, "that __________8___________!"
"It ought to be good, " he replied, "it has been the work of many generations. "
"_________9__________. You were always buying books. "
"I cannot comprehend the neglect of a family library in such days as these. "