Lo! ― rising at 7, & opening the window ―― there stood the Suliot ― smoking his cigar! It was a regular pleasure to see George again: he came last night from Genoa, ― having left Corfû on Oct. 31. ― Χριστὸς ― poor man ― died one moth after G. returned home. Σπύρος went to Athens in July, & is not yet come back. ―― G. & I set out, talking over lodgings & all sorts of Corfu news bemixed, ― & visited many homes; ― but we both thought No. 61. ― a small set of rooms, ― the best, by far, adapted to all points. So I nearly concluded on taking them. Returned, & breakfasted: & afterwards, went again to N. 61 ― & finally fixed to come there ― taking them for 2000 Fr. ― or 80£. They are small, but quiet rooms ― well arranged ― & with good back light. How I should have described them to dear Ann! ― At 2 ― came back, & wrote to
& Nicola Kokáli,
& at 3 took these to the Post ― going afterwards with G. to the Villa Franca road, & returned by 5.30. Dined: & having gone upstairs ― lo! Roberts & his friend Gardiner. The former sate with me till 9.30. His account of the Clarks was truly dreadful: what frightful suffering that poor man must have had for 10 years!
Roberts is a kindly man ― & his Zante hospitality νὰ μὴ λησμονήσης.
Bed at 10.
Day quite fine ― but not so clear as yesterday.
 Not to be forgotten.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]