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Mr. Wickham arrives in Meryton with his regiment. He entertains Elizabeth with stories about the despicable Mr. Darcy, who denied him his rightful inheritance and made him a penniless beggar who had to join the military for his living.
Mr. Wickham charms the entire town of Meryton. After Mr. Darcy leaves the neighborhood, he spreads his sob story about Darcy's cruelty far and wide.
Elizabeth learns that Mr. Wickham had tried to seduce Mr. Darcy's fifteen-year-old sister the summer before.
Mr. Wickham is nervous to learn that Elizabeth spent time with Mr. Darcy while she was visiting Mr. and Mrs. Collins.
Mr. Wickham and Lydia run off together.
Mr. Darcy bribes Mr. Wickham to marry Lydia.
Mr. Wickham and Lydia visit Longbourn before they leave for the north, where he is now stationed.