Their departure made another material change at Mansfield, a chasm which required some time to fill up.
CHAPTER VI Mr. Bertram set off for——, and Miss Crawford was prepared to find a great chasm in their society, and to miss him decidedly in the meetings which were now becoming almost daily between the families; and on their all dining together at the Park soon after his going, she retook her chosen place near the bottom of the table, fully expecting to feel a most melancholy difference in the change of masters.
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You can’t leap a twenty-foot chasm with two 10-foot jumps.