Pride and Prejudice: Chapters 57-58
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Mr. Collins writes to Mr. Bennett after hearing rumors of Elizabeth’s engagement to Darcy. Mr. Collins warns them not to go against Lady Catherine’s wishes to have Darcy marry her own daughter. Mr. Bennett shows the letter to Lizzie and laughs at the idea of her marrying Darcy. 

Bingley and Darcy visit Longbourn again - they go on a walk with Jane and Elizabeth. Elizabeth and Darcy end up alone. Elizabeth finally thanks him for what he did for her family. Darcy admits he did it all for her - that he still cares for her. She finally admits that she also cares for him. They both apologize for everything they’ve done. (Darcy also told Bingley it was him that didn’t notify him of Jane being in London. Bingley forgives him.)

Darcy admits it was when he heard how Elizabeth responded to Lady Catherine, that he knew he still had hope. He apologizes for how he acted before - admitting pride. She also apologizes.

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