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.