0Monday. 18th [September 1911]—Ca’ Capello, Venice
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18 September 1911 — Ca’ Capello, Venice
Monday. 18th [September 1911]. I went in the morning to Dalla Torres to see the stone & marble portico they had been arranging for Lord Kitchener’s house in England Broome. It is a splendid thing & he has had it so improved according to his own taste that it now is really very fine. Arbib also paid me a visit to consult me as to telling Baschieri the maker of wax matches in Milan have Lord K’s portrait in colours put on the match boxes to be sold in Egypt! I could give him no advice except to assure him that Lord K would be quite indifferent & would not be offended. The temperature after the storm & rain was quite pleasant. I left Venice by 2.10 p.m. train for Belluno. The lights on the hills were exquisite. In some places the shadows were a delicate blue pink & the country looking lovely. Mrs Eden met me at the station & gave a bad acct of old Mr Eden whose sight is bad & daily getting ripe for the operation for cataract. He is also suffering from a wrench to the nerves of his back & was not able to remain all dinner time—& went very early to bed.

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