Mrs. Elton monopolizes Jane after dinner. Her conversation, though, is painful to Jane. She is encouraging Jane to look for a position. Jane is hoping to spend time with the Campbells. Mrs. Elton is telling her she needs to start early to get a position.
Mr. Weston drops by later. John Knightley is amazed that he chose to walk in the uncomfortable weather to come to the party after attending to business. John would have went home and enjoyed some time to himself.