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184 Monday. Jan. 10 [[/strikethrough]] July 2 [[/strikethrough]] close to tears. "I have never hurt anyone & in spite of what people say, I am a human being with a heart! And so, I accepted it in the spirit of the moment & suggested she pose for a drawing on Wednesday - after 2 - & stay for tea. Interesting mixed group of people, German, Italian, English, American. Tuesday. Jan. 11. A.M. Resting this morning. Got home at 2 AM - after dancing at the party all evening & am tired. After lunch - Lucy to pose. Worked till 4 - Phil Hauser to tea at 4.30-6 Eve - stayed home, drawing - Eleanor Nelson came to dinner to tell us about her trip to India. Described social conditions, worship of animals, Refugee Center in New Delhi. At Carmens' yesterday, most interesting man was French Consul, M. Fauville of Bangkok - Engineer Raden (Germany) André Nicoletti Italian legation whose father is surgeon, 2 bros. doctors, 1 lawyer, 1 prefect 4 sisters married 13 nephews. 185 Wed. Jan. 12 [[/strikethrough]] July 3 [[/strikethrough]] AM. Morning. Lucy's portrait - La Maung came to see it - liked it. After lunch, drive with André to Tamara's. Visited with her till 6 - & did a good drawing with color wash of her. She was feverish - not well. Told me much of her life in Paris. [[/strikethrough]] working [[/strikethrough]] Worked with underground in Austria, I believe, & saved over 100 people - Got a broken jaw which now has resulted in the loss of all her teeth. (Studied medicine 5 yrs in Austria) In Paris, studied fashion design & was mannequin - then had her own business in Italy. Had a love affair with a French woman for 3 yrs - who helped her make her way in Paris. 'Was called the Panther woman' in gossip papers - because she had scratched another woman publicly. Also was called "Peau de Soie" 'What if I die now, before I can take the boat to America?' She knows how ill she is. However, she has an enormous nervous energy & will to help her. (Yes - her father was put to death in Buchenwald)
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