Oh I love it! What a sly man Darcy is, to extract the information he wanted from Lady C
This is a truly wonderful short story! To know his thoughts upon hearing Collins' proposal, how he felt about Collins ("greasy toad-eater", "obsequious, pandering, bloated excuse for a man", and I just learnt a new word "sycophantic"!) and the thought of Lizzy in her marriage bed awaiting Collins haha!
And this, of course very nicely lead up to the scene when Darcy became a guest at Lady C's house and his first proposal, the rest is history
Wish we had a clapping smilie, I'd use it here! I could actually physically feel Darcy's reaction to the thought of Mr. Collins with Elizabeth. What an agony he must have had to wait to hear whether Collins had indeed married. Weeks of torturous thoughts. No wonder he would head off to visit his aunt once he learned Elizabeth was a guest in Rosings parish. This adds a whole new layer to that time he spent apart from Elizabeth.