Monday May 18 1936

Rained heavily in the night and all morning. Dock strike on, so no mails since Saturday. Corrected and inserted Karl's typed pieces and sent off long letter to Fuller enclosing the First Auction pp [pages]1.
Went over Christmas poem once more, breaking it up into 4-line stanzas. Went over Advice to Story-Tellers now The Devil's Advice to Story-Tellers.
Drizzling all afternoon.
To Posada, brought back syringia2 and gave key to Miguel asking him to arrange for Pepe's men to colocar 3 the maderos 4.
Reading Burdekin's book after Laura.
News that dock strike settled.

Editorial Notes

1in Antigua eds.
2lilac bush eds.
3fit K.G.
4well-beams K.G.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Burdekin

    Burdekin, Katherine
    American contributor to Epilogue II K.G.
  • Pepe

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Christmas [poem; called "Robert: Christmas"]
    • Title: Focus IV
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Publisher: [private]
    • BiblScope: 18-19
    • Idno: C291.3
    • Date: 1935-11-22
    • Title: Advice to Storytellers [a.k.a. Devil's Advice to Storytellers]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938