"Are you going to marry her, Walle?"
the old man's question was unexpected. The answering "yes" took Philomena completely by surprise.
Philomena had hoped her new hairdo and wardrobe would have some effect on her handsome new employer, Dr. Walle van der Tacx. But there'd been no romantic gleam in his eye. In fact, she thought he'd brought her to Holland just to exploit her capacity for hard work.
Now here he was telling his grandfather they would be married! No wonder she felt confused!