Aside from disclaiming any romantic entanglement with Honest Ernest, Cherry is not exactly holding back on her feelings about the creator of Lawn Liberator. She’s laying it on pretty thick. Cherry discovers that it was not Violet slandering her, but the result of a stupid gaff by Ernest. If you are going to have an affair, storing receipts at home is about as witless as charging gifts on your credit card instead of paying cash.
So, what’s Cherry’s best move here? Tell Caroline to ask Ernest and see how “honest” he really is! Keep your guilty conscious to yourself. It’s not your affair, so to speak.