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Mr. Stevens probes Miss Kenton a little to understand if she is unhappy in her marriage, as he believes it to be the case. One confession in her detailed and reflective response affects Mr. Stevens deeply.

What did she say that took time for him to “fully digest”?


Miss Kenton was on the brink of a divorce because Mr. Benn was a criminal.


Miss Kenton had been secretly in love with Lord Darlington.


Miss Kenton was disappointed that she didn’t have a child.


Mr. Benn was terminally ill, and she did not have the money to care for him.


Miss Kenton sometimes longingly thought of a life she could have had with Mr. Stevens.

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