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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A fine composition

Monday, September 24th., Yacht Club, London.

Marguerite came to town this afternoon. I worked till 3.30 p.m. and then, seeing I could do no more writing, and could reflect just as well in train, I came up to town so as to save half a day tomorrow. I was unwell and without energy all day. Nevertheless I worked satisfactorily in the train. Then air raid. 

I had a great subject for a watercolour on Saturday. I put my enceinte French-renaissance virgin (white) and the black juju that Molly Green brought from Nigeria for Marguerite, side by side, and called the picture "The Gods". A fine composition and a real subject. I started the sketch but couldn't finish it in the time. However, the subject will keep.

Additionally for September 24th., see 'French excursion' - http://earnoldbennett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/friday-september-24th.html

Yesterday I finished a story "The Heroism of Thomas Chadwick". This makes the third in about a fortnight. One of them, "Hot Potatoes", is just twice too long for the amount of material in it.

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