He broke out as with a more helpful thought. “Don’t you know how I like Paris itself?”
The upshot was indeed to make our friend marvel. “Oh, if THAT’S all that’s the matter with you--!” It was HE who almost showed resentment.
Chad’s smile of a truth more than met it. “But isn’t that enough?”
Strether hesitated, but it came out. “Not enough for your mother!” Spoken, however, it sounded a trifle odd—the effect of which was that Chad broke into a laugh.