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Pride and Prejudice - Volume 1: Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 1: Chapter 21 Summary

The following morning sees both Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Collins as angry and hurt as the previous day. Elizabeth hopes that the rejection will shorten his visit; alas, he is determined to stay until Saturday as planned. After breakfast, the girls walk to Meryton to see if Mr. Wickham has returned. He has, and although he apologizes to the entire party, he says to Elizabeth when they are alone together, that at last he thought it wise to avoid social encounters between himself and Mr. Darcy. She approves of his prudence. The very same day a note arrives from Miss. Bingley. Jane reads it, and tries to hide her disappointment, but to Elizabeth it is obvious. She allows Elizabeth to read the letter, which contains the shocking news that the entire Netherfield party has left for London, and have no plans to return any time...

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