Monday May 30th

Wrote a lot of letters for Laura.
She had a dream about Hitler. They were playing a game in which one person suggested a subject, another did the drawing. It was Laura's turn to suggest a subject for Hitler. He said: 'Let me draw a great Flood!' Laura said: 'No, it is for me to choose the subject. Draw a moment of complete private happiness.' His face clouded and he exclaimed '...followed by universal disaster!' Then asked leave to lie on L's bed & think it out. Karl objected: 'I don't like him lying on your bed'
Went to doctor again: who hopes it is not stone or gravel1.

Editorial Notes

1i.e. a gallstone eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Barber, Dr.
    RG and family's doctor; treated Jenny Nicholson in 1937 eds.
  • Hitler

    Hitler, Adolf
    (1889-1945)
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.