When Mr. Wickham walked into the room, Elizabeth felt that she had neither been seeing him before, nor thinking of him since, with the smallest degree of unreasonable admiration. ________1________.
Mr. Wickham did not play at whist, and when the card-tables were placed, was therefore at leisure to talk to Elizabeth. _______2_______ -- the history of his acquaintance with Mr. Darcy. She dared not even mention that gentleman. _______3________. He inquired how far Netherfield was from Meryton; and, _______4_________.
"About a month, " said Elizabeth; and then, unwilling to let the subject drop, added, "He is a man of very large property in Derbyshire, I understand. "
"Yes, " replied Mr. Wickham; "his estate there is a noble one. A clear ten thousand per annum. _______5________, for I have been connected with his family in a particular manner from my infancy. "
"You may well be surprised, Miss Bennet, at such an assertion, ______7_______?"
"As much as I ever wish to be." cried Elizabeth warmly. "He is not at all liked in Hertfordshire. _______8________. "