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Friday, 16 August 2013

At The Oval

Monday, August 16th., Cadogan Square, London.

I wrote 600 words of a short story before 11 a.m., and 500 words after 6 p.m. of short story.

England v. Australia, The Oval, August 1926
At 11 a.m. I suddenly went off to the Oval to see an hour of the 5th. and last Test Match. Crowd very quick to take up every point. Every maiden over cheered for instance. Women fainting here and there. Attendants to look after them. Cricket cautious and very slow. Great roar after Woodfull's wicket fell. Met the Sword brothers, the elder of whom accosted me. Short talk with them. Heat of the crowd. Great difficulty of seeing anything at all, even by tiptoeing and craning.


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