Perfectly lovely again all day.
Worked at third=processing till 2 ― when I shut up dhop. For Gussie & Wally Bethell should come. Called on Mr. Lyon ― a necessity ― & a bore. Waited at Railway from 2.50, to 3.20 ― train brought no Gussie nor Wally! Disgusted, walked up the hill behind St. Etienne, but came down disgusteder. Home in a rage. ― Note from Mrs. Beaumont wanting drawing, wh. replied to. Dressed at 5.30 ― & went to Victoria Hotel table d’hôte, hoping the Hackwoodians would come before 8. Sate next one Tracy, who knew various Lushingtons. Party of 14 ― all English. [Arrivals] from train came in, brought no Bethells. What can be the reason? ― Came home cross at 8.
Penned out Alassio drawings till 10.
Sir H. Storks
& E. Drummond.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Image.]