NAPOWRIMO 2015 ~ Day 21~ Erasure ~ Wandering

Todays Prompt   ~    An old favorite – The Erasure!


No  possibility of            a walk                                     wandering indeed,   in leafless shrubbery

no company,                   the cold winter wind      brought

clouds    sombre             rain penetrating              further  out-door                                         the question.

long walks               on chilly afternoons   dreadful                                     raw

nipped                                                 saddened                                  humbled


Opening Chapter of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

There was no possibility of  taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating, that further out-door exercise was now out of the question.I was glad of it: I never liked long walks, especially on chilly afternoons: dreadful to me was the coming home in the raw twilight, with nipped fingers and toes, and a heart saddened by the chidings of Bessie, the nurse, and humbled by the consciousness of my physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed.

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