Feb 28 Tuesday

Laura said: 'I write so well anyone might mistake me for a hypocrite.'
Another joke about Marie's young man 'M.Salsafie' (corruption of Ça suffit1) She borrowed nine francs to buy a Pris Unic2 hair comb: then more money. Laura asked: 'another comb?' Leonie said that there were two M.Salsifies who alternately[RG] waited for Marie on her days out. Laura said. That[RG] 'Ah, that's why she wanted two combs.'
Laura asked ×××× [indecipherable] me 'Have you no place for unanswered letters?'
"Yes, a beautiful place."
"Then why do I find odd letters tucked away in books?"
"Because you look in the wrong books."
Heavy cold starting.
* French
British recognise Franco
[figure - figure – a bracket } links "French" and "British" indicating both recognise Franco]

Editorial Notes

1it's enough eds.
2French dimestore eds.

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).
  • Franco

    Franco, General
    Spanish General; led the Nationalist forces against the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War; Spanish Head of State from 1939-1969.
  • Marie

    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Leonie

    servant at La Chevrie eds.