This was made plain in 1987 in my first book 'JACK THE RIPPER: THE BLOODY TRUTH.' And in that book I quote the words of Hermione Dudley, including the sentences left out by Mc Cormick. Had he done so he might never have been taken in by Woodhall, by Spiering or Mc Cormick, since all three are dealt with in that one work.
On the phantom farthings: Feldman fails to explain why he used that false story involving Dr Phillips.
What complete plan Mc Cormick had in mind is irrelevant here, but it did not involve eight victims.I am not bent on wining a Pulitzer prize or producing a flowing narrative; or providing colourful prose; or offering woolly and wordy generalisations.I am submitting analytical material and it needs to be appraised as such.He writes: "The 'Dutton Diaries' which Mr Harris once claimed were 'sheer fiction' he at last acknowledges that they existed." Fair-minded readers can now look back at my words and see that I have always acknowledged the one-time existence of these writings.The 'sheer fiction' applies to the bogus Dutton reminicences featured by Mc Cormick.