Trifecta Challenge – 3rd definition of Ample.

The Honourable Matthew Felton was having a trying day. His father had that morning expressed his intention to cut off his heir without a penny if a marriage did not occur within the next month. Matthew did not object to marriage in itself, but to be threatened with a life of impecunious ignominy if one did not enter into that supposedly blessed state within a month was simply too much. He thought about refusing, but he knew his father too well to doubt his word.
He had departed from his house rather abruptly, and was now walking very briskly down Bond Street, gripping his gold-headed cane with unnecessary force.
In his uncomfortable and unhappy broodings, he quite forgot to look where he was going, and collided with a woman who was proceeding very quickly in the other direction. The impact caused her to drop several packages she was carrying, and some moments were spent retrieving them. He looked at her properly in order to begin apologizing, and found himself spellbound. She was beautiful. Admittedly rather more ample in figure than he usually liked, as his taste until now had always run to slender nymphs, but she was undoubtedly beautiful. Her large brown eyes looked frankly into his, and she apologized in a voice that spoke music to his heart.
He blurted out the first thing that came into his head. “Will you marry me?”
She was obviously shocked. “We have not even been introduced, sir! You have not the least idea who I might be. I could be anyone!”
“You could,” Matthew agreed, in the tone of someone making a discovery, “but it would make no difference to me.”

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12 thoughts on “Trifecta Challenge – 3rd definition of Ample.

  1. Yikes! I’d run, too! That being said, I like his discovery at the end. I always wonder about marriages that start out this way–and many in other countries do. At least they have something to talk about for the first few years, right? πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up!

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