Part 1, March 2-4 Summary
Markham V. Reynolds writes a note inviting Ashton to attend the opera in Covent Garden at 8:00. (He appropriated tickets from his music critic.) When she receives the note, she writes to ask if he means tonight, and when he responds in the affirmative, she accepts with enthusiasm. The tickets are hard to get, and she feels sorry for his music critic; however, Reynolds says the critic will be fine in the standing room section and can actually write his story from the perspective of the poor or some other such thing. Reynolds will pick Ashton up at seven o’clock. Reynolds now signs all his correspondence to Ashton with “Mark” or simply “M.”
Ashton writes Eben Ramsey and thanks him for sharing his experiences...
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