Part 2, May 30-31 Summary
Ashton writes Stark about her first meeting at the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. There was an overflow crowd, and the speaker was a new member, Jonas Skeeter, who spoke about The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. He strode angrily to the front of the room and pronounced that he did not want to be here and had only read this ridiculous book because his oldest, dearest, former friend, Woodrow Cutter, had shamed him into it. Cutter was shocked by the announcement.
Skeeter explained that he had been working on his farm when Cutter arrived with the book and said he would like his friend to read it; he called the book profound. When Skeeter said he had no time to be profound,...
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