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Unformatted text preview: Chad leads Strether to Madame de Vionnet, and, as they approach, Strether finds her youthful air "almost disconcerting." He is impressed by her English "charming correct and odd" and struck by her appearance; she is "exceedingly fair, and, though she was as markedly slim, her face had a roundness, with eyes far apart and a little strange. Her smile was natural." Chad leaves them, and they take seats on a bench in the garden. After five minutes, Strether decides that she "differed . . . scarcely at all well, superficially speaking, from Mrs. Newsome or even from Mrs. Pocock . . . to his relief she came out as the usual thing." They speak only briefly and at no depth, then a lady and two gentlemen approach; Madame de Vionnet goes off with one of the gentlemen, leaving Strether alone....
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