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Unformatted text preview: Sarah, her first week in Paris almost over, has been treating Strether "with a civil consistency of chill." Strether does not know what to fully make of this development, and finding no relief in his "crowded empty expensive" days, he calls on Maria Gostrey. Because Maria is not directly involved with the current situation, Strether takes it upon himself to inform her of what is taking place. Sarah, he tells her, keeps company with Waymarsh; they are playing at being in love. Chad entertains Mamie (who no longer expects to get hold of him), and Jim is almost always alone. Maria changes the direction of their talk by announcing to Strether that Jeanne de Vionnet is engaged to marry Monsieur de Montbron. Strether, surprised to learn that the news is out, confesses that he already knows of the planned marriage though Chad has not yet told him anything of his part...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08