a line of thought

sunnyseason

Senior Member
japanese
Hi,
I would be very grateful if you could help me with this sentence.I have some difficulty understanding this sentence (a story from Saki, " The Unbearable Bassingtonby Saki Part 1 out of 3")

That would be very convenient," said Henry, probably following a
line of thought that his sister had trodden many hundreds of times
before him
. "Do she and Comus hit it off at all well together?"
"Oh, well enough in boy and girl fashion," said Francesca. "I must
arrange for them to see more of each other in future.

What is "a line of thought that his sister had trodden many hundreds of times
before him"?
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    That would be very convenient," said Henry, probably following a line of thought that his sister had trodden many hundreds of times before him.
    That would be very convenient," said Henry, probably following the set of thoughts/ideas that his sister had thought/spoken many hundreds of times before him.
     
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