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Tom and I go to Brest tomorrow - he to sail on the first transport for home. I shall hate to have him go  Pauline Vignon taken ill with the new "Spanish Grippe" which is very prevalant - Corinnas cable suggested possibility of getting Laurie Marran to be my field assistant - so I sent him a cable at once and hope he comes out. Have made arrangements for Cowley to go to Rome for a few weeks then on to Corfu for the Winter - and in the Spring to go to Monte Carlo - Charming letter from Mildred to day
Sunday. 22
Left Paris at 7.40 and was all day in the train arriving at Brest about 10 oclock - put up at Hotel Continental
Monday. 23 - Went to report at Provost Marshall and to Mr Taylor - saw my new coach - Miss Sedgwick who has come here to be with Miss Glaser  
There was a monthly conference on this morning so we got in touch with all the crowd - amongst them Mr Kammel the Entertainment man. Miss McKinon was there. and asked me to tell stories in her hut to-night. which I did - It is one of the most well gotten up huts I have seen in France - 
Tuesday 24. Tom and I went out to Pontanazan to that dreary sad place - where so many homesick sea sick - lonesome men - get there first impression of France - my heart goes out to them. and I shall try as never before - to do something in my line - very special for this place - We lunched there at the officers mess - a small permanent group of entertainers should be established there - Kammel agrees with this plan - Tom woke up this morning with a bad cold. and it rapidly got worse. he went to hospital in the afternoon and they put him to bed. - and I fear he has

Transcription Notes:
Pontanazan = Pontanezen (in Brest)

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