February 29th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1400. Richard II died
Moon: First Quarter, 9.28 a.m.
S.R. 6.48, S.S. 5.39

Did prep til 10.10 & practiced. Went to the Chinese art exhibition. Had a sandwich lunch in the ‘bus. Had a cup of coffee when I got there. I walked round with Julie & Gerry. Julie brought me a picture of a monkey. Went home by taxi. Joy was at home. Played the gramophone. Went to “Tuvarich”*. Cammie was there & I spoke to her & her father.

Diary entry February 29th 1936

Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Basset Hound: The Basset. Although a true hound, he differs from the foxhound and beagle in his crooked legs. In this, and other respects, he resembles the Dachshund, but there is no evidence that the two have ever been crossed. There are two varieties of Bassets, rough and smooth coated, but the latter are the more common at the present time. Like Beagles, they are used for hare hunting, but being heavier built and low on the ground, they are not so speedy, and are at their best in covert. They have very melodious tongue, deeper than that of the Beagle, and are tenacious line-hunters.

*If anybody has an idea of what this might be leave a comment!

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