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Pride and Prejudice Chapter 12

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Chapter 12

  • Elizabeth is all about heading back to Longbourn; her mother is all about getting them to stay as long as possible.
  • She figures that the longer Jane is at Netherfield, the greater the chances are of a proposal from Mr. Bingley, so she actually refuses to send a carriage to bring her daughters home—which just means that Elizabeth and Jane have to bum a ride from the Bingleys.
  • After one more day of recovery, they're heading home. Miss Bingley is sad to see Jane go, but she practically pushes Lizzy out the door.
  • Knowing that he only has to control his passion for one more day, Darcy avoids Elizabeth like she has cooties.

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