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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June, 1926, Saturday 26

Yesterday a tree-snake was discovered creeping around outside Norrish’s in the College Road. It was caught and brought to the University. It came evidently in a clump of bananas, and was 3½ ft. long. – Páp was telling us yesterday of the natural antipathy and…

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November, 1926, Sunday 7

Worked till dinner. Mám had an at-home this evening. Mrs. Stockley and Sophia, Fr. MacCarthy, Dr. and Mrs. Donovan, Dr. Frend, Miss O’Brien came. I must say it was rather boring. There was no interesting conversation, and there was the mighty Sophia and I had…

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November, 1926, Monday 8

Dr. Donovan is now beginning German, and he gave Mám a few hints that it would be splendid for him if I could help him with it. I would love to, and would learn a great deal myself, besides being very much honoured, but he…

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