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310 Nyaungu - Thursday. Feb. 24. [[strikethrough]] November 5 [[/strikethrough]] of the room - holding a green cloth about 16 in wide & the full length of the board which nearly extended from wall to wall. It was a fan, I was told, which a boy manipulates, by pulling a cord outside the house. Nyaungu - Met the Lichts who had missed their boat. Drove a bit thru town, breakfasted & visited lacquer wall shop. The boat leaves at 10.30 for Chauk. Meanwhile we sit on the porch of the Rest House on top of a hill overlooking the river. Roads, color of sand, tree trunks also grey & grey tan. The shrubbery - the sky itself all greyed with the dust. Always the crows & the many bird calls. Thinking of Anil de Silva-Vizier. Small, dark, intense, charming. In her 40s married to Vizier, whose photograph makes him appear younger than herself. (Quite likely) 'When Philip & I are together - we are always talking of death - there is so little time.' 311 Anil de Silva-Viziers Thursday, Feb. 24 [[strikethrough]] November 6 [[/strikethrough]] 'When I am away from him - I dream of death.' She is proud of his family background - the fact that his great grandmother had been painted by Renoir & that there were 16 Renoirs originally in their family - now in the Berlin Museum. She is a friend of Peter Neagoe & Rice Pereira - Mrs. Margaret Pajour - also in her 40' tall, pretty, blonde, blue eyed Dutch woman, making film documentaries in Paris. Lost her husband in the war, also her 14 yr. old son. Gentle, smiling, strong character. 2.45 now. We boarded the boat at 10.30 & we are still stranded on a sand bar - within sight of Pagan (dangerous territory) 4.45 - We are still here. For the past 1/2 hr. a barge has been trying to help us. And finally gave up. 5.30 - We've been told we will have to sleep on the boat - no screens, no light - in our bed rolls on the floor. I suppose, with our mosquito nets, it will be bearable. It all sounds very adventurous, but really it is quite boring, sitting around reading &
Peter Neagoe - American writer
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