His behavior to myself has been scandalous, but I verily believe I could forgive him anything and everything rather than his disappointing the hopes and disgracing the memory of his father.

– Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 16. George Wickham deceives and manipulates Elizabeth with false claims about Darcy. From this point on Elizabeth starts to buy into Wickham’s story of how Darcy deprived him of assets that Darcy’s father had promised Wickham upon the father’s death.