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I quite understand that the war must absorb the general interest, but a little place for the Far East can always be found.
As it is I am glad to be able to reach China during a breathless moment; but I shall write much more willingly when I shall see something of mine in print. Please always send me some of the numbers with my articles, and paste all the cuttings in the album.
Thanks for the message which you will give for me : it will assist me.
I embrace you tenderly,
Bangkok, 27th December, 1911.
My dear Ones :
What a joy yesterday on returning from my second excursion in the interior to find your telegram from Rapallo and what a strange coincidence ; I also passed Christmas by the sea, at Hua-Hin, where I went with Skarzynski, after leaving Petchaburi.
So in the evening I returned enthusiastic, but a little fatigued (here everything requires more energy than in the temperate countries), and this morning at nine I took my seat as judge at the Legation. All day was spent with the case, lunching with De la Penne, who acted as President of the Court.
This evening I was again with De la Penne who gave a dinner to the Dianas.
During my monotonous journey to Hong Kong I shall? describe