Part 1, March 20-25 Summary
Stark sends Ashton a cable saying his trip home will be delayed; he fell off a horse and broke his leg. Piers Langley is nursing him. Ashton replies with a cable offering her condolences and asking which leg he broke. He replies that it was the other one. She is not to worry; he does not have much pain, and Langley is an excellent nurse. Ashton is relieved that it was not the same leg she broke and asks if she can send him something to help his convalescence: books, recordings, poker chips, or her life’s blood. In a final cable, Stark says he needs none of those things, but he would like her to keep sending long letters to entertain him and Langley.
In a letter to Sophie, Ashton writes it is ridiculous for Sophie to...
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