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For days Winterbourne tries in vain to see Daisy at her hotel Finally the day of Mrs Walkers party arrives and although Winterbourne and Mrs Walker did not part at the Pincian Gardens on the best of terms he goes in hope of seeing Daisy there When Daisys mother arrives Winterbourne overhears her say that she has come unescorted because Daisy and Giovanelli cant tear themselves away from the piano Mrs Walker is incensed She suspects this is Daisys revenge for her meddling at the Pincio and she decides the time has come to carry out her threat to act accordingly She confides her plan to Winterbourne When she comes I shall not speak to her NOTE In this section of Daisy Miller you find many more examples of Jamess rich vocabulary The French and Italian phrases are as follows Elle saffiche She is making a scene tete a tete private conversation cavaliere avvocato gentleman lawyer marchese marquis qui se passe ses fantaises who behaves according to her whims and du meilleur monde of the best society The English words or expressions that may be unfamiliar to you are as follows barbers block a wooden model of a head used for fitting wigs chopping logic arguing points of minute distinction cicerone a guide for sightseers circus an arena used for athletic contests and other spectacles and miasma a heavy atmosphere Daisy finally arrives with Giovanelli Everyone at the party stops and stares as she rustles forward to greet Mrs Walker claiming she is late because Giovanelli had to practice some songs before coming Looking around the room she asks Is there any one I know Mrs Walker cant resist this opportunity to make a snide remark and answers I think everyone knows you She means that Daisys behavior in the last few weeks has been so outrageous that the entire American community has heard of her--but they
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