Sunday Dec 4[RG] 6th.

Wrote to Mrs Winston Churchill about Jenny and to Winston suggesting the the[RG] prophetic[RG] application of the Ass in The Lion's Skin fable1Baldwin the Ass being the traditional ×××× [indecipherable] name, like Reynard the Fox, Bruin the Bear.
Laura reading Troy proofs.
Working over refugee scenario notes.
To a News Theatre. No news at all, only cruel Walt Disneys2 and dismal songs and travelogues. Reaction of dirtiness in this world.

Editorial Notes

1from Aesop's Fables: i.e. "Clothes may disguise a fool, but his words will give him away."? eds.
2cartoons eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Laura

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

    Baldwin, Stanley
    (1867-1947), three-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom eds.
  • Mrs. Churchill

    Churchill, Mrs.
    wife of Winston Churchill; born Clementine Hozier eds.
  • Churchill

    Churchill, Winston (Sir)
    On the island [of Majorca] December 1935. W.G. In 1936 R.G. had an interview with him in London , and expressed his concerns about the Spanish Civil War. (Diary: November 1936) eds.


    • Title: Refugee Scenario [working title of a screenplay for Korda]
    • Author: Graves Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1936-11
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937