Part 2, September 7-11 Summary
Ashton writes Sophie and says she finally got up the nerve to tell Maugery about her desire to adopt Kit; she was anxious for her approval, above all. When Ashton finally spoke the words, Maugery’s relief was visible. Ashton was shocked, for she had not realized how worried Maugery was about Kit’s future. Maugery was so moved she could hardly speak, and soon both women were in tears. After the tears, they began to scheme.
Maugery will go with Ashton to see Mr. Dilwyn; she has known him since he was a boy, and he would not dare to refuse her this request. Having Maugery on one’s team is like having an entire army at one’s back. While that is good, something even better has happened, and Ashton’s last doubt...
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