13 February 1921

13 February 1921

Villa Isola Bella, Menton, France

BEG YOU NOT TO HASTEN YOUR RETURN TAKE YOUR TIME I AM MUCH BETTER WRITTEN TODAY WIG

[Telegram to J. M. Murry in Collected Letters, 13 February]

Dearest Richard,

Just a word to acompany our telegram. It's superb news and I am flying the Heron flag from my window . . . And you deserved it beyond words. Jack sent me a note with your postcard. You can imagine how bucked he is. Now I long to know 'what nex'? But that will have to wait, I suppose until Big Brother comes back from his journey to England. It does not much matter. In the meantime I shal go on seeing you emerging from the river with the Scholarship (like a friendly crocodile) clasped in your arms and a card round its neck - this size £160.

With love, Riccardo mio, and 'May good fortune fall ever more deeply in love with thee'.

Yours ever,

                                                     Katherine.

I enclose a little photo taken in the garden. Do you like it? Brother and sister of the painter, R.M., you observe.                                      

[Letter to Richard Murry in Collected Letters, mid-February 1921.]