Mr Wickham Knows Places to Hide

Do you suppose them to be in London?”

“Yes; where else can they be so well concealed?”

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice C48

Wickham has somehow managed to charm Mrs Younge to not only help him seduce Miss Darcy in the past but also hide himself and Lydia. Darcy pursues them and because he had “something to direct his search,” unlike Mr Bennet and Mr Gardiner, he was able to bribe Mrs Younge to give up the “wished-for direction” of the elopers.

Mr Wickham knows places to hide to avoid his debts – shopping, gambling, matters of the heart.

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Mr Crawford, another seducer, also knows places to hide…