Part 1, May 10-13 Summary
Ashton receives a cable from Stark in which he gives her his blessing for a trip to Guernsey. He says it will be good for her and good for a book, though he wonders if Reynolds will let her go. She sends a return cable saying she appreciates the blessing but that Reynolds is in no position to forbid or approve her plans.
Maugery writes in response to a telegram from Ashton and says she is thrilled to learn Ashton will be coming to Guernsey for a visit. She has spread the news as Ashton asked her to do, and the Literary Society members have been thrown into a “whirlwind of excitement.” The members have offered her all manner of things Ashton might need, including room, board, electric clothes pins, and...
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