For days, Winterbourne tries in vain to see Daisy at her hotel.
Finally, the day of Mrs. Walker's 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
When Daisy's mother arrives, Winterbourne overhears her say that
she has come unescorted because Daisy and Giovanelli can't tear
themselves away from the piano. Mrs. Walker is incensed. She
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he were a count or a marquis, although he himself doubts
that the Millers are yet even sophisticated enough to think of
trying to snare a titled European.
A number of Americans greet Mrs. Costello on their way through
the church, and most of them have a comment about Daisy's
behavior. Winterbourne is not happy with what he hears. It
upsets him to have the "pretty and undefended and natural" young
woman described as "vulgar."