Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The white busts and the little tables in the background covered with copies of the Tatler and syphons of soda water seemed to approve; seemed to indicate the flowing corn and the manor houses of England; and to return the frail hum of the motor wheels as the walls of a whispering gallery return a single voice expanded and made sonorous by the might of a whole cathedral.
indicate the flowing corn = show (imply) the waving corn-field
manor houses of England = spacious/roomy houses of England
the frail hum of the motor wheels = the whizzing of the motor wheels
Thanks for your efforts.
I assme that the car wheels are meant to be the old ones with spokes as the tone is nostalgic and looking back to an old England.