Chapter Ten begins with Mr. Darcy writing his sister a letter and Miss Binlgey commenting on his exceptional letter writing skills. Their conversation quickly gives rise to a discussion of the merits of humility and pretense. Bingley, once again demonstrating his eagerness to please and be pleased, comments that his penmanship is astoundinly horrible, to which Darcy comments that Bingley really must be proud of his defects and is only projecting false humility. Mr. Bingley bears his friend's censure very well. In this chapter, Darcy continues to be serious and circumspect, whereas Austen portrays Bingley as being very jovial and good-natured. In the end, Darcy points out that Mr. Bingley dislikes arguments, and the discussion ends.