I had a superbly picturesque dream of a
... jam-session in a pride of gays moving so pliantly in their queer mantles and hats but I had nothing to do with the action and was only watching my Ukrainian crony Twixer doing his level best to obtain admittance to their chest-shaven company where everything was so creamy and crimson and violet and white ...
One attack in the morning—not very long though.
Lenic came to the club with the news of the competition announced by the Republic government. They wanna have a nicely designed national coat of arms.
Lenic showed me the design of his make unfurling an agitated invective against that double timer – his sham partner.
The lowgrade rascal burned the road in his race to the Competition Special Jury and there presented the inimitable design as his and only his own idea drafted by a painter of no account.
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Rita's comment was that it was not fair to keep people down here. All those self-proclaimed ministers and the wide specter of half-criminals putting their hands on fire-arms might like to stay, but why should we?
After the club I carried the envelope with Sahtik's letter and Ahshaut's photo in it to the Main Post Office.
In the afternoon Etehry, a young girl from Underground, came to our place to cut Roozahna's and Ahshaut's hair.
I puzzled out one more version of a gas jet. This try seems to be more successful. There is no gas smell and the light suffices, though I could not tame its darn flickering.
One page from Joyce translated.
Roozahna becomes quite ungovernable at times, eager to rip-roaringly butt her finger into every pie whatsoever.
Today I decided to punish her misdemeanor by completely ignoring her for at least ten days.
Sahtik washed the kids.
Then she and I played backgammon.
At the water-walk the handcart behaved quite fine.
The mother-in-law is baking breads.
Ahshaut will be left to sleep home.
Roozahna keeps to Underground.
Sahtik, perhaps, will also stay home – she has been getting better today and the recovery should be backed up.