The Remains of the Day

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"The apparel oft proclaims the man." Shakespeare


Mr. Stevens’s reminiscences, told in his eminently recognizable voice, convey many aspects of his character traits, pre-eminent among which is his firm loyalty to his erstwhile employer, Lord Darlington.

Which of Mr. Stevens’s statements given below best conveys his loyalty?


“It has been my privilege to see the best of England over the years, sir, within these very walls.”


“Now naturally, like many of us, I have a reluctance to change too much of the old ways.”


“I undertook for myself a number of duties which you may consider most broad-minded of a butler to do.”


“…one never knows when one might be obliged to give out that one is from Darlington Hall, and it is important that one be attired at such times in a manner worthy of one’s position.”


“And if in the present case the staff plan is at fault, blame can be laid at no one’s door but my own.”