June 5 Friday.

Went with Gelat for walk to Vinyet which was being ploughed by a white-faced mule with a red nose-band. Solomon1 thought this was blood & got very excited.
24 hour strike in Palma as protest against bombing of trades-union headquarters (nine injured). So no letters.
Bartolome has finished path, is building seat beside it.
Watered plants at the Posada, which have taken well.
Rewrote first page of Antigua for the third or fourth time.
Reading the Greek tragedians.
Moved all the stoves [sic: stores] to the casita2: in hope of winter ending.

Editorial Notes

1Graves' dog eds.
2shed 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.
  • Vinyet

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House belonging to Gelat overlooking the Cala. WG
  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. 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.)


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