Last night I began reading
and scanned, in addition to this Title Page and Frontispiece, three more of Charles Keeping’s wonderful illustrations.
‘My very particular friend Miss Tox’ has been depicted by the artist faithful to the author to the very last line.
‘Miss Tox soon returned with the party under convoy’ is again portrayed precisely as the author described.
‘The sun came with the water-carts…. and the people with the geraniums’
This was the one volume of my Folio Society that I thought I had lost, lent to a forgotten person who did not return it. Becky, however, gave me an identical copy she had tracked down for my last birthday.
I received an e-mail request from Sam for an electronic image of
himself of a colour slide I produced on Bréhec beach in Normandy in September 1982. I sent it to him. He is happy for it to appear on this blog. My father had framed an A3+ print for me, and Becky, knowing that her brother was to go on and row the Atlantic 20 years later, captioned it “One Day……”
This afternoon I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/10/15/a-knights-tale-51-working-with-families/
Later we took a forest drive out to Bramshaw where
the proximity of a pair of ponies caught my eye.
A helicopter chugged over Penn Common upon which
sheep. ponies, and crows shared the pasturage.
On our return ponies possessed the verges leading back to Bramshaw. The recently clipped tail of the adult suggested that a recent drift had taken place.
Elizabeth popped in for a cup of tea and to check that I had recovered from yesterday.
Afterwards Jackie and I enjoyed our second helpings of Wednesday’s Red Chilli takeaway. My wife drank Hoegaarden and I drank 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel 2018, given by Jessie.