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After he recovered from a fall and the consequent ill-health, the senior Mr. Stevens was seen around Darlington Hall “pushing a trolley loaded with cleaning utensils, mops, brushes arranged incongruously, though always tidily, around teapots, cups, and saucers, so that it at times resembled a street-hawker’s barrow…”

What effect did this rather bizarre sight have on the staff at Darlington Hall?


The maids often tittered behind curtained windows.


Lord Darlington admonished Mr. Stevens for allowing such a thing.


Mr. Stevens grew embarrassed and angry.


Mr. Stevens admired his father’s initiative and spirit.


Miss Kenton took over from the old man against his wishes, angering Mr. Stevens.

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