Chapter 23 Summary

The next morning, Archer takes a train to Boston. As luck would have it, a letter from his office had arrived for him in Newport, providing a cover for his sudden need to travel. He does not tell his family that he is going to Boston, only that he needs to be in New York. Although he does not convey all the details of his travel, he will make a point to stop in New York on his way back to the summer home.

When he reaches Boston, Archer takes breakfast before sending a note to the Parker House. When the messenger returns, telling Archer that Madame Olenska was out, Newland feels angry at himself for not having written to her as soon as he arrived. After he finishes his meal, he decides to walk over to the hotel to...

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