24 Nov [1943]

Scope and Content

On the weather, being driven mad by Badger [Oscar] using the word 'Horizontal' to describe the barometer, Janet's Apennine Castle, a Wordsworth bandstand, opinions on Wordsworth and Browning, spelling difficult words, Uncle A [Arthur Ransome?], books, a Christmas present from K. G. Henderson, a jumble sale, selling homemade handkerchiefs, Norah Bennett sending her butter ration because Barbara's wedding ring keeps falling off, being sent stamps by Roger, Mrs Ware coming in the storm and one of her boys having come from the Mediterranean, the Unicorn club and ship, and Badger [Oscar] planning to swap the lathe.