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It is 8 o'clock, and I have been in the office uninterruptedly since 9, with 20 min. I hope that with his help we shall get a move in among the tribes.
Anyhow, it's a great 'coup' getting him to burn his boats and come in to us.
To-day there arrived by miracle two charming black satin gowns from Marthe which makes me hope that my new cotton gowns may presently arrive also. It's almost too hot already for unwashable clothes, even in the evening. Every time a post comes in I dread to hear that he has gone back. He was invalided home the following year and then had a command in England.] To H. To-day I was in the office from to 8, and had scarcely anything to show for it by reason of the reams of odds and ends that take up all the time.
I shall rejoice when I hear that muslin gowns are on their way... I can't write any of the interesting and pre- occupying things, so you must put up with small change. to the High Commissioner) is on his way up on a short visit.
But the end of the day finds me with two or three unfinished things and no hope of getting at them the day after.
I come back to dinner in my garden at 8 and I generally go to bed at , at which time I begin to fall asleep. It's an immense opportunity, just at this time when the atmosphere is so emotional; one catches hold of people as one will never do again, and establishes relations which won't dissolve.I spent a couple of hours yesterday before breakfast inspecting an exquisite 14th century mosque and a tomb of the same date and seeing what repairs were immediately essential. We must have a trained architect out as soon as possible. He'll give me a hand over getting out the man I want and over several other things.The two learned men who dwelt in the respective mosques were my enthusiastic guides. The Bishop of Nagpur wants me personally to conduct him to Babylon, which I'm well qualified to do I may say! I would like to go back there, though it will make my heart ache a little.I really must have another copy of Amurath; will you please send me one. [Gertrude's disappointment expressed in this letter about the evening gown is explained by the fact that the fashion in London dresses had changed and that there were no 'trailing muslin gowns with floating Sleeves.'] Mr. The great event in our circles is the arrival of Fahad Bey, paramount sheikh of the Amarat, an almighty swell and an old friend of mine.It's in great request, there being nothing else so modern. I stayed with him in the desert three years ago on my way back to Damascus.