Part 2, July 22-23 Summary
Ashton tells Sophie to burn this letter after reading it, for it should not end up among Sophie’s papers one day. She reminds her friend that she has already told her about Dawsey Adams: that he was the first person from Guernsey to write her, that he adores Charles Lamb, that he is helping to raise Kit, and Kit adores him. What she has not told her is that the first time she met Adams, when he held out both of his hands to greet her at the bottom of the gangplank, she “felt an unaccountable jolt of excitement.” Adams is so undemonstrative that Ashton has no idea if he felt anything, so she has spent the past two months trying to act as casual and normal as possible—until tonight.
Adams came over to borrow a...
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