Part 2, July 19 Summary
Ashton writes Stark that she is now finding stories about McKenna everywhere, not just among the Literary Society members. This afternoon, Ashton and Kit had walked up to the churchyard. Kit was playing among the tombstones, and Ashton was lying flat on a tabletop tombstone (with four sturdy legs), sunning herself, when the old vicar who kept up the cemetery grounds approached. He told Ashton that she reminded him of McKenna, for she also used to sun herself on this very spot and got “brown as a walnut.”
This caught Ashton by surprise, and she immediately asked the old man if he had known McKenna well. He said he did not know her well, but McKenna and her friend Jane, Ramsey’s daughter, used to come here and have...
(The entire section is 665 words.)