Why does the duchess want to sell the pearls?

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lit24 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The Duchess is an inveterate gambler who keeps her addiction to gambling and the huge financial losses she incurs because of her addiction to gambling a secret from her husband.

She is selling ten pearls secretly to Oliver for twenty thousand pounds to pay a debt which she had incurred to pay off her gambling losses.

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