Part 2, August 3 Summary
Stark receives a letter from Ashton thanking him for the gift he sent—anonymously—to Isola Pribby. It is a book published in the mid-1800s called The New Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Psychiatry: With Size and Shape Tables and Over One-Hundred Illustrations. As if that were not enough, the book has a subtitle: Phrenology: The Science of Interpreting Bumps on the Head.
Eben Ramsey hosted a gathering last night for Ashton, Kit, Adams, Pribby, Maugery, Thisbee, and Giraud. Pribby brought tables, graph papers, sketches, measuring tape, calipers, and an empty notebook. After clearing her throat, she read the advertisement in the front of her new book, explaining that this book will teach...
(The entire section is 511 words.)