Mr. Collins and Charlotte become engaged. Charlotte is happy with Collins, as the marriage will offer her a comfortable life. Elizabeth is less happy for her friend, who thinks she is missing out on the happiness of love. Elizabeth sees Wickham again and introduces him to her parents. Jane receives a letter from Caroline Bingley informing her that their party has returned to town and will not be returning to Netherfield. The letter also implies that Bingley will soon be courting Darcy's sister, Georgina. Elizabeth tries to reassure her sister that she shouldn't give up on Bingley. But after not hearing from Bingley for some time, Elizabeth does begin to worry Jane may lose Bingley's love due to the society he keeps: Darcy, his sisters, and the city.
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