4 April 1921

4 April 1921

Villa Isola Bella, Menton, France

I want to live among mountains and hide from nearly all mankind - not all, thank God.
I shall long to hear how you and Violet fare. This country has been really horrible these last few days. A woman came to tea yesterday & spoke of Switzerland in the spring as though it were a paradise. And outside the window the heavy sky and grey old palm mocked us. I fancy Germany might be the place to live in. No, perhaps not. But its wretched to be a wanderer with all this work which waits for a peaceful room.
We have not seen the Mercury for April. I shall write for a copy. My long story “The Daughters of the Late Colonel” comes out next month. I hope you will care for it. It means more to me than any other. I wish I could think your next novel would soon be written. One needs it.
The two young men were very happy on Thursday. Murry said he was dull but Sullivan was a success. I wonder. M. and I are happy just now. He is quite different after we have been alone together for a time.
I hope big, fair Marie Dahlerup will not bore you. I have not seen her since . . . I was 16. From her letters she is a dear creature.
May you both be happy, dear Sydney. I shall think of you constantly.

I press you hand.
With love from
Katherine.
[To Sydney Schiff in Collected Letters, c. 18 April 1921.]