June 3 Thursday

To German Consulate1. Persuaded the woman there to phone Zurich for an extension of Karl's passport: she made the plea that she[RG] he[RG] would lose his employment and be on their hands. He consented.
Discussed rest of Ch. [Chapter] 6 of Ghost.
Packing with help of Ida & Louigiana2.
Have succeeded in losing about a stone of weight: My clothes fit me again.

Editorial Notes

1wearing his raw-silk suit & Panama hat – most impressive KG
2? KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Zurich

    Zurich, Switzerland

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Ida

    maid at Villa Guidi eds.


    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22