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On Blackmail

I was going along with the first blackmail, Edward paying a blackmailer to keep his old affair secret. Okay, that was a useful insight into Edward and his financial affairs, and perhaps into why he can't go back to India.

But I balk at two blackmailers in one short novel. Now we have Jimmy blackmailing Florence over their affair and Ford using that to explain why she can't go to England.

Enough is enough, Mr. Ford.
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