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For days Winterbourne tries in vain to see Daisy at her hotelFinally the day of Mrs Walkers party arrives and althoughWinterbourne and Mrs Walker did not part at the PincianGardens on the best of terms he goes in hope of seeing DaisyWhen Daisys mother arrives Winterbourne overhears her say thatshe has come unescorted because Daisy and Giovanelli cant tearthemselves away from the piano Mrs Walker is incensed Shesuspects this is Daisys revenge for her meddling at the Pincioand she decides the time has come to carry out her threat toact accordingly She confides her plan to Winterbourne Whenshe comes I shall not speak to her NOTE In this section of Daisy Miller you find many moreexamples of Jamess rich vocabulary The French and Italianphrases are as follows Elle saffiche She is making ascene tete a tete private conversation cavaliere avvocatogentleman lawyer marchese marquis qui se passe ses fantaiseswho behaves according to her whims and du meilleur monde ofThe English words or expressions that may be unfamiliar to youare as follows barbers block a wooden model of a head usedfor fitting wigs chopping logic arguing points of minutedistinction cicerone a guide for sightseers circus an arenaused for athletic contests and other spectacles and miasma aDaisy finally arrives with Giovanelli Everyone at the partystops and stares as she rustles forward to greet Mrs Walkerclaiming she is late because Giovanelli had to practice somesongs before coming Looking around the room she asks Isthere any one I know Mrs Walker cant resist thisopportunity to make a snide remark and answers I thinkeveryone knows you She means that Daisys behavior in the lastfew weeks has been so outrageous that the entire Americancommunity has heard of her--but they havent heard good thingsGiovanelli seems to fit his role of handsome Italian fortunehunter perfectly Although she has claimed to admire hissinging Daisy talks while he is performing--a clue perhapsthat she isnt as infatuated with him as everyone thinks she isShe approaches Winterbourne at
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