Variant on main theme; begins the same, but develops in a different melodic direction; Joe's motive is used because Mabel is talking about him - she appropriates his theme and adds more hopeful, yearning gestures to it
Mabel pleads for Joe
[m. 7] modto / a tempo / expressivo (simply); [m. 9] expressivo (simply); [m. 10] rall
[m. 8] Iâ€™m sure he does!
[m. 7] all violins / viol continued / celli div; [m. 8] violas
Motive X is repeated and extended, with hopeful reaching gestures leaping (through intervallic expansion) to tender appoggiaturas; in diatonic major harmony