Oct 3 Thursday.

Finished A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] Chapter XXXVII began A.F.T. Chapter XXXVIII. Antonio the guitarrist & Ant [Antonio] the Murcian trying out the spring, but short of pulling down the wall can only find a trickle of 10-15 litres an hour.
Today the Judge came on his inspection:1 Gelat arranged that neither of the lawyers should come out with him, and that the news of his coming should not be given out until 1 o'clock when it would be impossible to send a wire to Deyá, so that only Gelat himself was there when the Judge turned up. A very windy day.
Morley sent an agreement for O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib] (doesn't like the title but hasn't a better) for me to approve for Richards. Sent back for alteration of translation-rights commission (33 1/3% was too high) & ditto serialization rights, & omission (on the other hand) of a cheap edition clause. Wrote to Richards about this.
To Margaritas with Laura — tried on my jacket[RG].

Editorial Notes

1concerning the water rights controversy? eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.

People Mentioned

  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Frank

    Morley, Frank
    With Faber and Faber. Involved with Old Soldier Sahib. 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.)
  • Antonio the Murcian

    Antonio and his wife Carmen, parents of Paco, who worked as a mason, and the servant girls Isabel and Josefa, were immigrants from Murcia, a province in Spain. W.G. & eds.


    • 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
    • Title: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936