Part 2, August 22-24 Summary
Ashton writes Sophie that Stark is becoming quite grand, sending an emissary to collect Pribby’s Wilde letters. Though Billee Bee did not do well on the crossing, she rallied enough to eat dinner and was a lively participant in tonight’s Literary Society meeting.
There was only one awkward moment, when Billee Bee tried to kiss Kit. She backed away and told Billee Bee she does not kiss. It is apparent that Kit does not like the woman, but Ashton wants Kit to demonstrate good manners at all times and spoke privately with her later.
Ever since Kit was officially made an orphan, Ashton has worried about Kit’s future and her future without Kit. She is certain it would be unbearable. Ashton plans...
(The entire section is 800 words.)