If only he’d bring it up again, I might be able to show him I understood what he meant! I think Pim told me because he, who knows the "intimate secrets" of so many others, needed to express his own feelings for once; Pim never talks about himself, and I don’t think Margot has any inkling of what he’s been through.
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he had no inkling what was about to happen
Can you give me an inkling of how much this will cost?