15 August 1922

Hotel Chateau Belle Vue, Sierre, Switzerland

Dearest Elizabeth
   I want so much to give you a little present before I leave here. . . And I have been casting about and Ive nothing except this brand new little jacquette which is the colour of zinnias and reminds me of them. Would you like it? May it hang behind your door or where such things hang in well regulated bedrooms.
   Our little tour is my dream. I hope it won't always remain a dream. And if I was frightfully dull at lunch the other day - don't judge me by that, dearest! Ive been out of company for so long that I feel beyond words . . . shy.
          With my devoted love
           Katherine. [To Elizabeth, Countess Russell, c. 10 August 1922.]