Thursday May 14th.

Finished checking Convalescent Conversations .
Hot boiratic day.
To sea. Found yellow sea-poppies growing by fishermen's huts. Did not feel like bathing.
Begonia flowering.
Last of artichokes, first dish of strawberries. ×××× [indecipherable] Pears starting to leaf: one not even started yet.
Insert for Ant : of Sir James Hamm's dreams.
On return from village[RG] Fabrica [RG] made myself consciously aware of noises. No human cries, barking dogs, or[RG] cars or bicycles. 3 nightingales, two pondsful of frogs, dozens of cicadas, three flocks of sheep-bells, baa-ing of four sheep, church clock chiming.
Nicholas1 has a bad paw.

Editorial Notes

1cat K.G.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). WG

People Mentioned

  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Convalescent Conversations [fiction]
    • Author: Madeleine Vara [Laura Riding]
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936

Elements Mentioned

  • boira

    Mist. WG