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Pride and Prejudice GPT-3 Experiment 1



[Two men ride on horseback across the country and stop some distance from a large manor to gaze at it.]

MR. BINGLEY: It’s a fair prospect.

MR DARCY: Pretty enough, I grant you.

MR BINGLEY: Oh, it’s nothing to Pemberley, I know, but I must settle somewhere. Have I your approval?

MR DARCY: You’ll find the society something savage.

MR BINGLEY: Country manners? I think they’re charming.

MR DARCY: Then you’d better take it.

MR BINGLEY: Thank you. I shall. I shall close with the attorney directly.

[The two men ride off to the manor. Elizabeth watches them from a hill far away. She begins to walk down the hill, but takes a slow turn to look around her before she goes skipping and running down the dirt road. She continues her walk, picking flowers. She walks past a horse and a colt, and walks down the lane towards Longbourn.]


ELIZABETH: It is very pretty, this spot. I do not know how many mornings and evenings I have enjoyed the sight. The long walk to Netherfield will do my health good.

[Suddenly, Elizabeth hears a noise behind her and she turns around to see Mr. Darcy on his horse, looking at her.]

ELIZABETH: Mr. Darcy! You quite startle me!

MR DARCY: Forgive me, Miss Bennet. I did not mean to intrude on your solitude.

ELIZABETH: Not at all. I am glad of the company, sir.

[Elizabeth curtseys and Mr. Darcy nods his head slightly in return. Elizabeth begins to walk again and Mr. Darcy falls into step beside her.]

ELIZABETH: You are out walking, I see, sir.

MR DARCY: Yes, Miss Bennet. I often take a walk in the morning before breakfast.

ELIZABETH: Do you indeed? Then you must have an excellent constitution, sir.

MR DARCY: I am tolerably well, thank you. And you, Miss Bennet? Are you quite well?

ELIZABETH: Oh yes, perfectly so! Never better!

MR DARCY: That is good news. I am glad to hear it.

[They walk in silence for a few moments.]

ELIZABETH: It is a beautiful day, is it not, sir?

MR DARCY: Yes, very beautiful.

ELIZABETH: The hedges are so green! And the blossoms on the trees! It is quite charming!

MR DARCY: Yes, it is.

[They walk in silence for a few moments more.]

ELIZABETH: Do you like gardening, Mr. Darcy?

MR DARCY: No, not particularly. I leave that to my gardener.

ELIZABETH: Oh! Then you have a large estate, sir?

MR DARCY: Yes, Miss Bennet, I do.

ELIZABETH: And many servants, I suppose?

MR DARCY: Yes, quite a few.

 [They walk in silence for a little while longer.]

ELIZABETH: Do you ride, Mr. Darcy?

MR DARCY: Yes, I do. I enjoy riding very much.

ELIZABETH: I should like to ride, too, but Papa does not approve of it for ladies. He says it is not proper.

MR DARCY: Yes, I have heard that some people think so. But I believe that if a lady enjoys riding, she should be allowed to do so.

ELIZABETH: Thank you, sir. I am sure I should enjoy it very much if I could only learn.

[They walk in silence for a little while.]

ELIZABETH: Do you fish, Mr. Darcy?

MR DARCY: No, I do not fish.

ELIZABETH: Oh! Then you must not like it, either.

MR DARCY: No, I do not care for it at all.

[They walk in silence for a while.]

ELIZABETH: What are your favorite pursuits,

Mr. Darcy? If you do not mind my asking.

MR DARCY: My favorite pursuits are reading and walking, Miss Bennet. And spending time with my family and friends.

ELIZABETH: That is very admirable, sir. I am sure you are a great credit to your family and friends.

[They walk in silence for a little while.]

ELIZABETH: And what do you think of Netherfield, sir? Are you pleased with it?

MR DARCY: It is a comfortable house, Miss Bennet. But I have not been there long enough to form an opinion of it.

ELIZABETH: Yes, of course. I am sure you will like it very much when you get to know it better.

[They walk in silence for a little while.]

ELIZABETH: And what do you think of the society in Hertfordshire, Mr. Darcy? Have you found it to your liking?

MR DARCY: It is not what I am used to, Miss Bennet. But I have found some people here that I enjoy spending time with.

ELIZABETH: That is good news, sir. I hope you will find more and more people to your liking as time goes on.

[They walk in silence for a little while.]

ELIZABETH: Well, Mr. Darcy, I must not keep you from your walk any longer. It was very kind of you to walk with me. Good day, sir.

MR DARCY: Good day, Miss Bennet.

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