Author Topic: "'Do'?" she once had echoed to him as the upshot of passages covertly  (Read 3862 times)

Offline t k

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"'Do'?" she once had echoed to him as the upshot of passages covertly, though briefly, occurring between them on her return from the visit to America that had immediately succeeded her marriage, determined for her by this event as promptly as an excursion of the like strange order had been prescribed in his own case.  (From The Golden Bowl by Henry James.  A larger context is here.  Use ctrl-f to locate the excerpt.)

Please help me sort out the sentence structure before I try to grab its meaning.  Could you identify the skeleton of it?  Thanks.  --- tk

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Re: "'Do'?" she once had echoed to him as the upshot of passages covertly
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 10:08:55 pm »
Phew! That's a ripper, tk. I'm struggling to find the main verb there. ('had echoed', I think.) The rest of it seems convoluted.
I'm afraid I lose patience with this kind of writing. Good luck grabbing its meaning.