The Best of Roald Dahl - Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat and Royal Jelly Summary & Analysis

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Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat and Royal Jelly Summary

Mrs. and Dr. Bixby are living a common story, one where the woman is cheating on her good man with a "dirty dog." Mrs. Bixby is cheating on her husband with a man called the Colonel, pretending to visit her aunt each month. This goes on for eight years, until after a visit with the Colonel, he has a box delivered to her while she is waiting for the train. Inside is a black mink coat, and a note saying the Colonel must break off their affair. However, she knows her aunt could not have afforded a coat like that, and is at a loss at how to explain it. She goes to a pawnshop when she gets home to New York City. She asks the pawnbroker...

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