29 April 1921

29 April 1921

Villa Isola Bella, Menton, France

I wish you weren’t such a modest little fellow. Id love an outside opinion of your lectures. Are you happy about them? No, you can’t answer that. You’re feeling your way yourself. That is just the point. What about heaving out that quotation from K.M. & replacing it by someone else. I don’t think its in quite good taste. At any rate, I have a feeling about it . . . VVhat do you think? Of course I remember old Grundy. It was Goodyears laugh I heard when I read his name — a kind of snorting laugh, ending in a chuckle & then a sudden terrific frown and he got very red. Do you remember? And you remember the stick he brought from Bombay? He was very pleased with that stick. Your mention of Grundy gave me Goodyear again - living, young, a bit careless and worried – but enjoying the worry — in the years before the war when a pale moon shone above Piccadilly Circus and we three stood at the corner & didn’t want to separate or go home . .

[To J. M. Murry in Collected Letters, 19 May.]