5 April 1921

5 April 1921

Villa Isola Bella, Menton, France

Dearest Violet,
Goodbye for just now. Ive not seen half as much of you as I had hoped. But I shall still look forward. It is good to think you are better than when you came. I hope with all my heart that you will keep well.
Murry begs me to send his greetings to you both. He will be in London in the second week of May. Its curious, although I have seen you and Sydney so seldom - now that you are gone I feel that everybody is going. The Riviera is finished. Little Doctor Bouchage came this morning. He told me Doctor Marmel had been to see them yesterday. He came at 3 and stayed until 8.30 & “talked incessantly all the time”. When he did not talk he whistled. I feel I could write a whole life of Doctor Marmel Id even like to. The Swiss doctor, Spahlinger has never answered, so I don’t know whether his treatment is available or not. Its a disappointment. It sounded very marvellous. One didn’t only get better - one became perfectly well & able to fly again as high as ever.

[To Violet Schiff in Collected Letters, c. 18 April 1921.]