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1 August 1922

Hotel Chateau Belle Vue, Sierre, Switzerland

My dear Koteliansky,
   I hope you are better. If you need a doctor Sorapure is a good man - intelligent and quiet. He does not discuss Lloyd George with one, either. This is a great relief. All the other English doctors that I know have just finished reading The Daily Mail by the time they reach me. It is a pity that Lawrence is driven so far. I am sure Western Australia will not help. The desire to travel is a great, real temptation. But does it do any good? It seems to me to correspond to the feelings of a sick man who thinks always ‘if only I can get away from here I shall be better.' However - there is nothing to be done. One must go through with it. No one can stop that sick man, either, from moving on and on. His craving is stronger than he. But Lawrence, I am sure, will get well. [To S.S. Koteliansky, 2 August 1922.]

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