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To Sally Wesley, describing in detail his marital problems, which culminated in his being struck in the face by his wife during an argument on Sunday - 'you will hardly conjecture that it was returned'.

He feels a fool for tolerating her for so long, although he never suspected that she would physically attack him. Far from regretting her action she has determined upon a separation, and he feels also that this would be the best solution to the problem.

Charlotte always behaves herself in front of visitors, so he sees no reason why the Count should not call on Saturday as arranged.