Saturday Sept 14

Cool & sunny. It was a steady soak yesterday evening and night. Clouded over later.
Part of A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] Chapter XXVI
Letter from Liddell Hart approving plan, but not sure about time-factor Answered at length, "soon rather than later." I estimated material at 50,000 words (with notes & references to letters).
Walk along road., General's son-in-law came & gave advice about plants.1 Also the Hutchinsons who talked till suppertime.
The Estancos now sell a smokable Virginia[RG] cigarette, at 2 pesetas, in cellophane. The first serious step against the smuggling trade.
Gelat came: & told us the comic story of how the Doctor, Bartolomé, the Sa Pedrissa colono2 & young Estanco3 testified: none was able to make a statement worth anything. The Dr could not even sign his name to his declaration. The Judge's representative had been primed, & if no dirty work is done the interdict will be quashed: but the case will be won.

Editorial Notes

1See Sept.12th entry. eds
2tenant. KG
3 Estanco's son? eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Pedrissa, Sa

    Majorca, Sp
    Farm on the way to Valldemossa. WG

People Mentioned

  • Ward

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • 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.)
  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Estanco

    Local Tobacconist, a general shop KG


    • Title: Almost Forgotten Germany [Almost Forgotten Times]
    • Author: Schwarz, Georg
    • Editor: Trans. Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A45
    • Date: 1936