Diary sub-note: 1716. Leibnitz, philosopher, died
New Moon, 4.42 a.m.
S.R. 7.16, S.S. 4.13
Went shopping in the town. Took a film to be developed. Had a post card from Drako. Drew dogs for drawing.
Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of a Pekinese: THE PEKINESE. Feminine favours are proverbially fickle, but here we have the reigning favourite of the moment in the drawing-room. His ancestry goes back into the incredible antiquity of the mysterious East. Ever pampered and spoilt, the Mandarins carried him in the folds of their sleeves. Independent and regally short-tempered, he will prove himself a sportsman if given the chance. ‘Hunting with a Peke’ is thought by some to be better than no hunting at all.