I am Charles Bingley, now of the county of Derbyshire, and there is something I need to set straight for my own peace of mind. What you or others will make of it I have no control over. It is thus: I have been accused by some "friends", acquaintances, and even by people who know nothing of me, of acting in a hesitant, and indeed a faint-hearted, manner in an affair of the heart. It is claimed that my indecision almost cost me the woman I truly love. It is not so......
This is the first line from the fan fiction story I Charles Bingley by Jim G.M.
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