Mrs. Gardiner warns Elizabeth not to fall in love with Wickham.
Elizabeth says she will not encourage him because, although he is the most agreeable man she has ever met, she sees that it wouldn't be a smart match because he has no fortune to speak of. However, her father likes Wickham, so, if it happens, it happens, she tells her aunt.
The Gardiners and Jane leave for London.
Charlotte and Mr. Collins are married and Charlotte asks Elizabeth to come visit her in Hunsford, on Lady Catherine's estate. Elizabeth agrees.
Jane writes to say that she has visited Caroline Bingley and the visit went well; Miss Bingley said that her brother spends all his time with Mr. Darcy and she scarcely sees him herself. Jane hopes Miss Bingley would visit her soon.
Jane writes again to say that Miss Bingley visited after two weeks; her visit was short and her manner wasn't very affectionate. Jane realizes that all hope is gone. She has lost Mr. Bingley forever.
Wickham is now paying attention to another young lady who has a great deal more money than Elizabeth.
Elizabeth realizes that she must not have been in love with Wickham, since she is not very hurt by his sudden swerve in attention.