Unformatted text preview: When Waymarsh appears before Strether "in the small slippery salle-à-manger ," Strether is struck by a change in Waymarsh's appearance, a change for the better and no doubt accomplished with Sarah's aid. Indeed, Waymarsh's manner indicates to Strether that something important is about to happen, and the answer comes when Waymarsh announces that Sarah is coming around to see Strether. She has, says Waymarsh, "something to say — or considers, I believe, that you may have." He offers, "She's coming to be very very kind to you." When Strether questions Waymarsh about the suddenness of the requested meeting, Waymarsh says, "We're leaving Paris." He continues to explain that the Pococks, Mamie, and he plan to visit Switzerland a few weeks before sailing for home. Waymarsh denies any knowledge of whether or not this sudden departure is the result of a directive from Mrs. Newsome, but Strether does not believe this sudden departure is the result of a directive from Mrs....
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- Fall '08