Part 2, August 5 Summary
Susan Scott writes to Ashton and explains that Stark leaves Ashton’s letters lying open on his desk for all to see; so, of course, she has read them. Scott wants to reassure Ashton that any personal errands Billee Bee does are done because she wants to do them. She begs to do whatever she can to help Stark, Ashton, or Kit, the one she calls “that dear child.” Billee Bee practically coos at Stark, and it is all Scott can do not to gag.
Contrary to what Stark thinks, Billee Bee is not an angel sent from heaven; she was sent by an employment agency, and her assignment was temporary. Now she has “dug herself in” and made herself indispensible—and permanent. Scott wonders if Kit would like some live...
(The entire section is 540 words.)