Dec 28 Wednesday

Beryl's hedgehog uncurled totally drank some milk & walked about her attic.
Much warmer; life much easier; wood much drier.
9 pp [pages] of Ghost, last chapter.
Still resting ankle, still not smoking.
At night tooth started aching (or rather the sciatic nerve under the dead right-lower molar)[RG] and I could not stay asleep: waking up with pain every ½ hour & coming downstairs to Laura's fire. Tried oil of cloves, borax & honey, iodine, syringing: finally tried the brass African charm – the headless lizard and it did the trick. Laura was anyhow staying up all night trying to get some Herod done.1 She did not go to bed at all.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22