July 18th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1918. Foch’s counter-offensive begun
New Moon, 4.19 p.m.
S.R. 5.3, S.S. 9.8

There was a guide rally & we won the triptitch [sp] Julie & I turned out the studio. I spent the whole morning in the studio, dancing. Did no prep.

Diary entry July 18th 1936

Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a greyhound: THE GREYHOUND. The beau ideal of speed and grace, he is a direct descendant of the Saluki of the East (q.v.). At full stretch his stride is such that his hind feet are actually implanted in front of his forefeet; a peculiarity of gait that he shares with his quarry, the hare. For open coursing, he must combine speed with quickness at the turn, but on the Dog Racing Tracks, where he has recently become commercialised, this asset no longer counts. I recently witnessed the unedifying spectacle of a ‘track dog’ trying to catch a rabbit! The Waterloo Cup, held annually at Altcar, is the Blue Riband of the real coursing world.

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