on the second day after

Tea Addict

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Republic of Korea Korean
Hello everyone. I would like to know what day "on the second day after" is in the following sentences:

"It was agreed that Miss Harrow and Marian should come on the second day after to have tea with the Milvains. And when Jasper took leave of Alfred Yule, the latter expressed a wish that they might have a walk together one of these mornings."

- George Gissing, New Grub Street, Chapter 2

In this novel, which was published in 1891 in the United Kingdom, Jasper Milvain, the protagonist who was aspiring to become a literary critic, was invited to the Yules' house. And when he departed, Miss Harrow, the housekeeper to John Yule, and Marian Yule agreed to come to the Milvains to have tea "on the second day after."

In this part, I would like to know what day "on the second day after" is.
Does it mean the day after tomorrow?
Or one day after the day after tomorrow...?
For example, if today is 8/15, and they agreed to meet on the second day after, would they meet on 8/17? Or, 8/18?

I would very much appreciate your help. :)
 
  • Tea Addict

    Senior Member
    Republic of Korea Korean
    Dear D D,

    Thank you very much for the explanation!
    Then they agreed to meet on 8/17, for instance.
    I truly appreciate your help. :)
     
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