Sept 26 Monday

Hitler's ultimatum to the Czechs expires on Oct [October] 1. It is taken less & less seriously by responsible people.
Dictated letters to Beryl: chiefly of reassurance to people in England.
Conference with Laura about Swiss Ghost (rest of Ch [Chapter] VIII)
Gathered about 6 lbs [pounds] of mushrooms with Alan and made ketchup – out of my head. At the last moment remembered mustard as the ingrediant lacking (vinegar, pepper, salt, sugar, lemon-peel, onions, garlic – mustard). It made about a quart – including a pint of vinegar.
(My hands stained with irremovable walnut juice.)
Léonie helped at the blé noir battage1.

Editorial Notes

1grain harvest KG; buckwheat eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Leonie

    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Beryl

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Laura

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

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Hitler

    Hitler, Adolf


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22