May, 1926, Thursday 27

Yesterday I saw in the paper long accounts about Abd El Krim being done for, but immediately underneath, that the fall of the franc had caused many different outbreaks among ruined Moroccan chiefs. But to-day it is in the paper that poor Abd El Krim…

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June, 1926, Tuesday 8

Got a terrible fright last evening when I remembered that I forgot to turn off the petrol in the motor-bike yesterday, but it must have been alright, because Fr. Duggan didn’t say anything to-day. The petrol-lever must have been closed. – Yesterday I saw in…

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July, 1926, Thursday 8

Exit poor Queen Margherita II. Her rule is over and her dynasty deposed by a ‘revolution from above’. It is always horrible when someone who has been living with us for over a year goes. It is always a sharp break. Poor Margareth [sic] has…

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