Journal Entry – Tuesday August 28th 1917

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.

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