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Pride and Prejudice - Volume 2: Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 2: Chapter 12 Summary

Elizabeth wakes the next morning in a state of apprehension. To clear her thoughts, she decides to take a walk. To her great surprise, Mr. Darcy is waiting for her in the park. He hands her a letter, and with few words of explanation, turns on his heels and walks away.

The letter begins by promising that it does not contain a renewal of the previous evening's sentiments. It then goes on to address the two accusations that Elizabeth made the night before. The first accusation, that of coming between Jane and Mr. Bingley, he acknowledges having some part in, although because of Jane's mild manner and kindness to all around her, claims to have been unaware that she returned Mr. Bingley's strong feelings. He also admits to keeping the information of Jane's presence in London from Mr. Bingley. Concerning the other, weightier accusation, he...

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