0Thursday. 27th [April 1911]—Ca’ Capello, Venice
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27 April 1911 — Ca’ Capello, Venice
Thursday. 27th [April 1911]. We all three went off to the Lido in gondola to Mr Montalba’s cabin to have tea with him. It was rather a stormy day so we only remained there a short time. On my return went to see A. Reinelt & then joined Eda & Monty on the Piazza where there was a great crowd round the Cafe Florian. It appeared that the crowd was attracted by the extraordinary get up of a young lady a Marchesa d’Affletto. She being dressed in bright yellow. She is of a good family of Chioggia & married to a Sicilian. The mob remained round her for 2 or 3 hours & she had finally to be conveyed away under the escort of the police. The people of this place are indeed mal clevé the mob consisted of the better class of persons. This is not the first time the Marchesa has been mobbed & perhaps she does not quite object to it. Her husband & children were with her. In the evening Hugh Whitaker brought his violin & he & Monty made music.

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