Katherine liked him, initially, because he was so hard to get to know, because he had gentle and quiet manners, bacause his opinions were out of date. He was completely honest. He had brown eyes and looked charming while smiling
When Katherine first met Chips, she thought that he was a solicitor or a stockbroker or a dentist or a man with a big cotton business in Manchester. Moreover, she also considered him a quiet, serious-looking and middle-aged man.