I remember during my English class reading an extract of a well-known novel. It was about a lady spraining her ankle and a gentleman helping her, I recollect. I have always thought it to be from Pride and Prejudice but as I am finishing it I understand it is not. And I don’t believe it’s from Jane Eyre either. Could someone please give me a hint? I can only suppose the writer was either Austen or a Brontë.
As you supposed, it is Austen, Sense and Sensibility.
While out for a walk, Marianne gets caught in the rain, slips, and sprains her ankle. The dashing John Willoughby sees the accident and assists her, picking her up and carrying her back to her home.