All our visitors except Betty Wyberg have gone. Mr big old & Mr Coleridge went yesterday, Mr C was unable to finish owing to the River being so full & dirty.
Every day the rain descends & the wind blows, the corn is rotting & the prospects of harvest very bad. Today Mary & Giuliana departed, we miss Giuliana she is a most attractive little person, so calm & composed. Very different from Philippa who is such a flighty little soul.
As regards the war, Italy has done great things in the captured of Monte Santo which is a position of great importance.
On our line there is a very heavy fighting, if only the weather would improve we might go forward.