Part 1, January 25 Summary
Susan Scott writes to her employer, Sidney Stark, warning him not to believe the newspaper reports. Ashton was not taken away in handcuffs and arrested; the local constable did scold her, but he could barely keep a straight face while doing it. Ashton did throw a teapot at Gilly Gilbert’s head, but the tea was cold and she did not scald him, as reported. The hotel manager refused to let Ashton repay him for the dented teapot, but Gilbert had screamed so loudly that he was forced to call for the constable. Here is what actually happened.
Gilbert asks for an interview with Ashton, and Scott should have denied his request. She knows he is a loathsome person who is jealous of the...
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