He talked boisterously and somewhat offensively to the party at large for fifteen minutes, and then slid silently under the table; like a man in an old print--but, unlike an old print, it was rather horrible without being at all quaint. None of the young girls present remarked upon the incident--it seemed to merit only silence.
What is meaning of "none of the young girls present remarked upon the incident--it seemed to merit only silence."
It means that the girls who were there didn't say anything when he slid under the table. The only answer his behaviour was worth was silence. They had nothing to say - neither positive or negative. The only way they could react to his behaviour was to stay quiet.
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