What does the stranger want to know from Agnes in Immortality?

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In this particular excerpt, Agnes imagines a scene that's been on her mind an awful lot lately. A likable, cordial stranger comes to visit her and Paul. He sits himself down in a nice comfortable chair opposite Paul and proceeds to converse with his hosts. As a peculiar, kindly radiance...

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In this particular excerpt, Agnes imagines a scene that's been on her mind an awful lot lately. A likable, cordial stranger comes to visit her and Paul. He sits himself down in a nice comfortable chair opposite Paul and proceeds to converse with his hosts. As a peculiar, kindly radiance seems to be emanating from the stranger, Paul is in a remarkably good mood, chatty and intimate.

In a sign of how conformable he is with the stranger Paul digs out an old photo album full of family pictures. As the guest turns the pages he expresses puzzlement at some of the photos. In one of them, Agnes and her daughter Brigitte are standing underneath the Eiffel Tower. The stranger points at the photo and asks, "What is that?" to which Paul replies, "That's Agnes, of course. And this is our daughter Brigitte." But that's not what the stranger was asking about. He was asking about the structure. In a state of surprise, Paul looks at the guest and says that it's the Eiffel Tower.

Paul is disconcerted by the experience; Agnes is less so. She fells that she knows who the stranger is, why he came, and why he asked them about the Eiffel Tower. Feeling a little nervous, Agnes would like to be alone with the stranger and talk to him without Paul being present.

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