Sat. Ap 18th.

Cold wind. Gelat did not go to Madrid because of general strike there (on account of ×××× [indecipherable] fascist activities not properly controlled) and bad sea. Yesterday's wire was a round up of Fascists.
Worked over First Trial chapter (XII)1 in the light of Fuller's legal advice.
Went down to sea. Hot in the sun. (Pedro and Catalina still in Palma)
First Sweet Williams out at Can Torrent; and yellow carnations.
Margarita told Str. "Canellun doesn't always come here: that's only natural. They have half-share in the Sala café. But they always buy meat." So we visited her this afternoon & had beer, whiskey [sic: whisky] & soda, coffee etc – Krasniks disgusted to find us in their café. Abelin & Werner outcast because ×××× [indecipherable] suspected of denouncing Krasnik and Leman (in Austria & Germany), but still have Ickes and the Proxies as friends.

Editorial Notes

1of Antigua 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
  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Tio/Don Pedro & Tia/Doña Catalina

    Pedro or Catalina
    Cousins of Gelat from Madrid; RG refers to them interchangeably as Don or Doña and Tio/a, meaning uncle or aunt eds.
  • Bill Fuller

    Fuller, William
    lawyer and researcher for Antigua Penny Puce KG; m. to Mary Fuller eds.
  • Werner

    Werner, Fraulein
    A member of the German community in Deyá? eds.
  • Proxy

    Macdonald, Proxy
    Living in DeyǰHad a sister. eds.
  • Abelin

    Abelen, Peter
    (1884-1962), German painter living in Deyá. K.G.; RG often misspells the name: Abelin eds.
  • Krasnik

    Austrian Deyá resident. W.G. Austrian painter: his wife's name was Pauline. K.G.
  • Margarita

    Margarita (Café proprietor)
    Proprietor of Café. Also Butcher. WG
  • Leman

    German painter who lived in Deyá , & eventually died there, aged 102 K.G.
  • Ickes

    Ickes, Walter
    German painter, who married the Deyá school-mistress, & fathered a daughter by her. K.G.


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936