Please look at the following "It was still early in Mr. Putin’s presidency, and we weren’t sure what to expect of this ex-K.G.B. spy fresh off the famous summit meeting where President George W. Bush had gotten “a sense of his soul” and pronounced him “trustworthy.”" As for me, the underlined construction in past perfect is parallel - so it could be " he had gotten .. and had pronounced". Right? But what if we had a strong verb in the second half of the construction, say to run. So it woud be "he had gotten the sense of his soul and had run away" or could it be that he had gotten the sense of his soul and ran away, implying that he firstly had gotten the sense , than ran away and both these actions happened before the main timeline - " "It was still early in Mr. Putin’s presidency, and we weren’t sure what to expect". Thanks for help.