March 9th Saturday.

Laura up and working on Troy story. 12 pp more of trial scene.
Carpenter brought olive-wood mirror that Laura designed for me. I designed a long one for her.
The blue borage is now out in the garden. Brought in a stock of dry wood in case it should rain. Bad headache: aspirin & to bed early.
Gelat has ordered a bull-dog from Inca where the breed survives: Ca'Buey. The grandfather of the Soller baker was 'muy aficionado' 1 and died in the bull-ring for excitement watching some of his dogs attacking a bull. As described they are like an English bull-dog but chestnut-coloured. Probably not so lumbering and under-jawed.

Editorial Notes

1a dog-fancier KG; a great fan WG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Soller

    Soller, Majorca, Sp
    Town of some 10,000 inhabitants ten kilometers from Deyá. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)

Bibliography

    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937