31 July 1922

Hotel Chateau Belle Vue, Sierre, Switzerland

My dear Elizabeth
   It would be too marvellous if we might be men and brothers for once, and I am more grateful than I can say. I will pay it back the moment my book is paid for. But that will not be before the late autumn. . .May I keep it as long as that? Of course, if in the meantime my Papa shakes a money bag at me - But it is far more likely to be a broomstick. Thank you from my heart, dearest Cousin!
   It is on my conscience that I was odious about poor Brett the other afternoon. I am so sorry for her, really. But to talk to her is exactly like talking to someone for an hour for two hours over the telephone. There she is, at one end of the line, waiting & listening. One ought to feel nothing but pity and I am ashamed of my impatience.
   Its such a divine night. Are you in the garden, I wonder? I think to watch the moon rise is one of the most mysterious pleasures in Life.
             Lovingly yours
                    Katherine. [To Elizabeth, Countess Russell, 31 July 1922.]