March 27 Wednesday

Hot. First day of straw-hats & sun-glasses. Went over typed fifth chapter of Antigua . Gelat, Amador, Sebastian, Miguel the carpenter worked all day on putting up wooden horizontals of vine-arbour. I blackpainted Salamó's kennel, which the girls had whitewashed inside. Went with him to Calabat to pay for a chicken (8.5O pts at 2pts the tercia) 1 and order another for tomorrow. Amador started to creosote the arbour.
Gelat brought his account. 4882 pesetas for 4 months including wages, mortgage payments, carpenters, Salamo,2 patent boiler, & stove.
2 more Focus to Honor.
Bath.
Cura 3 may evacuate Posada if recompensed; Pepe's mediation. 4

Editorial Notes

1Archaic weight measurement. KG
2RG's bull-dog. eds.
3priest KG
4See earlier note on the intervention of the bishop in overcoming the priest's objections to developing the Posada."1935-03-27" link note eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.
  • Ca l'Abat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Beautiful farm with watch-tower on the way to Llucalcari. WG

People Mentioned

  • Miguel

    Miguel
    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • 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.)
  • Pepe

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Sebastian

    Sebastian
    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • Michael Roberts

    Roberts, Michael
    Editor; real name William Edward KG; L.R. & R.G. submitted poems for an anthology he was preparing, published by ? Faber & Faber. WG
  • Cura

    Jordi, Don
    Don Jordi, the Priest. WG
  • Amador

    Amador
    Gelat's right hand man. Drove the bus. WG; also Gelat's chauffeur KG

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Second Leaf [poem]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935