April, 1926, Saturday 17

Colonel Brase came to us to-day at 4. He is calling at Cork on his way to Germany, via the ‘Thuringia’ liner to Cherbourg. I was not there for tea with him, however, as I went to Hilser’s party after dinner, having first got Confession….

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May, 1926, Tuesday 4

Pappie had terrible pain this morning, so much so that when Dr. Donovan cauterised his leg, he could bear that far more easily than the pain. When I came back from school, he said he was comparatively in heaven, as the pain was almost gone….

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May, 1926, Friday 7

Fräulein Engelmann told us last night of choir meeting which was held. They all protested, and said they would remain firm to Pappie. Letter will be written to Committee. There is actually a rumour around that a new choral conductor is going to be appointed….

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