Thursday Jan 16. Laura's birthday

She sent a cable to Tom, and got a telegram from Schw & Str at Palma & a cake with mil felicidades 1 from Gelat and a visit from him & the Medora & Francisquito, & later Bernardo with a bottle of Benedetto2.
Ugly algarrobo 3 removed from Can Torrent.
×××× [crossed out] Finished Stealing homily: now called Theft . Laura still on her Anger .
Cold wind.
San Antonio 4's fires5, which we didn't see.
666 – 54 games – to play ourselves stale.
Read Oliphants7: Beleaguered City through in bed.
Laura recalled her joke "Do you know those people?" "Yes, passing well."

Editorial Notes

11,000 good wishes. KG
2liqueur. KG
3carob tree. KG
4St. Anthony KG
5in the village. WG
6a card game KG
7Mrs. Margaret Oliphant, English novelist. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG

People Mentioned

  • Madora

    Marroig Más, Madora
    Gelat's wife. W.G. R.G. often spells her first name "Medora," and precedes it with "the." eds.
  • Franciscito

    Vives, Franciscito
    Gelat's grandson W.G. Son of Anita, Gelat's daughter in Rennes. KG
  • Laura

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

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. 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.)
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Bernardo

    Colom, Bernardo
    Ex Cuban, previous owner of 'Son Canals', and former owner of 'Luna land' (on the other side of the road) cf. Married to a Cuban lady. Sons: Marcos (married to Gelat's daughter Magdalena) and Pancho. KG & WG

Bibliography

    • Title: Anger [a homiletic study]
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá and London
    • Publisher: Seizin and Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Stealing [a homiletic study: later titled Theft]
    • Title: Epilogue II, 1936
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá and London
    • Publisher: Seizin and Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936