Sense and Sensibility Chapter 9
The Dashwoods are now well settled at the Cottage. During a walk in the valley of Allenham, the girls see a beautiful mansion, but the old woman who lives there is too ill for company. These hills are wonderful for walks, and one day when Marianne and Margaret are out, they take a long walk. After some distance it begins to rain, and the girls start running home down a hill. Marianne falls and twists her ankle. A gentlemen walking on a nearby hill sees what happened and comes over to aid Marianne. He takes her in his arms and carries her home. Elinor and Mrs. Dashwood are shocked, both by Marianne's accident, and also by this attractive and dashing young man, by the name of Willoughby. He lives at Allenham, and promises to check on Marianne tomorrow. Then he departs, in the rain.
When Sir John comes by the next day, he tells them what little he knows about Willoughby, who he believes to be a very good catch. Sir John pities Colonel Brandon, who now has a serious rival for Marianne.