Part 1, April 2 Summary
Dawsey Adams writes to Ashton and is not surprised that Adelaide Addison wrote Ashton such derogatory letters, for she “lives on her wrath.” Very few eligible men were left on Guernsey during the war, and the few who remained were suffering the effects of the Occupation; they were defeated and their appearances reflected that defeat. While there was no glamour among the remaining Guernsey men, the German soldiers had plenty of it.
Like gods, they were tall, blond, handsome, and tanned. They had money, were enjoyable company, and could dance all night. Some of the girls who dated these men would give the things they got from the soldiers to their families: cigarettes, meat patties, jellies, rolls, and fruit. Their...
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