Ap 17 Monday

Proofs at 9.30 after a long day packing: a goodbye to the village – M. Pinson, the Hotel where we had Calvados1 & things, Priour's where we had cherries, Schoine, the Post Office. Cigarettes to M. Pinson who wanted reassuring about war.
Nono2 now very affectionate suddenly: he is to go en pension 3 to Léonie, waiting for us to take him to Deyá.
All had headaches all day. We eat 'cachets Faivres'4
Laura's watch that I broke repaired.

Editorial Notes

1liqueur eds.
2cat eds.
3as a boarder eds.
4headache powders KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.
  • Hotel Ouest

    Montauban, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Leonie

    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Laura

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

    Pinson, Monsieur
    lawyer in Montauban, France who handled the rental agreement for La Chevrie eds.
  • M. Schoine

    Schoine, Monsieur
    a tailor KG
  • Priour

    Priour, Monsieur
    a character associated with activities around La Chevrie: apparently he was proprietor of the local café (diary Nov. 26, 1938). eds.