WEEK 41: (9th – 14th July 1918)

width=“I was telling her the 3 attributes of a novelist necessary to capture the British public, earnestness, power of words & a vulgar mind, & I think she agreed with it. Presently an English coastguard came along & got into conversation with us, & Miss F. talked to him just as if he had been anything else, & he was extremely tiresome with his talk about being in the navy & his beastly accent. He said their work now was mostly looking out for submarines.”

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WEEK 39: (24th – 29th June 1918)

width=“She had a story of a man who was killed falling off a car coming home very late & drunk one night, in his own avenue & the man who told her this tale held that the man’s wife should have been tried for murder because she had gone to bed & to sleep instead of sitting up for him. He was not found till the morning. This was to illustrate the idea some men have of a wife’s duties.”

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WEEK 38: (18th – 23rd June 1918)

width=“There was a very good procession after I got home, in honour of the Cavan victory, men & women & boys & banners, marching very well, & torch lights, and when I was going to Miss Timmons at 10.30, there was speechmaking going on at the top of the hill. I went up to it & met Miss Timmons on the way, with Dr White’s two sisters, Bessie & Rose, very good-looking dark girls, with a black dog.”

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WEEK 37: (10th – 16th June 1918)

“It was cloudy all day, & in the afternoon when there was a Sinn Fein meeting, mostly about the deported prisoners, going on outside the station, there were a couple of heavy showers. We all went to the meeting, & Mamma & I went to visit Miss Timmons too. Mrs Maxwell the D.I.’s wife is staying with her, & does be telling her scandal about De Valera’s parents.”

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