This is the scene in Pride and Prejudice (Volume one) where there is a big ball being thrown at Bingley's home. Elizabeth was looking forward to seeing Wickham at the ball, but he doesn't make an appearance. Darcy does not respond to Elizabeth's leading questions about Wickham, and asks her to dance. Good manners keep her from refusing him, but she continues to take advantage of their proximity to needle him about Wickham and about people's reputations and good opinions. Darcy does not rise to the bait.