Part 1, April 12 Summary
In a letter to Stark and Langley (who are recuperating in Australia), Ashton relates what she has learned about Guernsey. She has looked everywhere, even the Reading Room at the library (a place which petrifies her), and she has discovered a lot about this place which she has only learned about recently.
One man, Cee Cee Meredith, was rich and adventurous, and he sailed into various ports and wrote about what he saw and felt. Meredith, says Ashton, was an “idiot who thought he was a poet” and did not always bother himself with any of the dull facts of a place; often he would find a moor, beach, or field and let his poetic muse move him. Despite this, his book A-Tramp in Guernsey gave Ashton what she needed...
(The entire section is 551 words.)