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The Remains of the Day

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Mr. Stevens Sets Out

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By his own admission, Mr. Stevens did not take Mr. Farraday’s suggestion about a break seriously at first. Yet, his attitude to this same suggestion “underwent a change over the following days.”

Why?

A

Mr. Stevens was upset by the damage caused to the English countryside by German bombs.

B

Mr. Farraday suddenly decided to lock up the great house for an unspecified length of time.

C

Mr. Stevens recognized that he had lately given himself too much to do and therefore needed a rest.

D

Mr. Stevens received a letter from Miss Kenton.

E

The senior Mr. Stevens had taken seriously ill.