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[[underlined]] Aug 15. [[/underlined]] At home, writing and studying as usually. [[red underlined]] Helen our Finnish [[/red underlined]] cook has almost entirely recovered from [[red underlined]] Appendicitis [[/red underlined]] operation which kept her in hospital for many weeks. Cloudy and sultry all day.
[[underlined]] Aug 16 - Sunday. [[/underlined]] Hot and sultry. This afternoon Maximillian Toch and Mrs T. paid me a short visit.
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Among my old papers found 2 [[red underlined]] letters from George B. [[/red underlined]] dated March 17-1925 and April 27-1925 addressed to me while I was travelling in the Far East, giving me a report about business conditions and development of Bakelite and the troubles they had with [[red underlined]] George Roll, [[/red underlined]] who seems unfit for his responsibilities and stubborn in his ways.  George B. [[strikethrough]] had [[strikethrough]] to give him some rest and to come in contact with the outside world had arranged for him a visit to Europe, hoping it might do him some good. After his return [[red underlined]] George Roll [[/red underlined]] found out that not only he was not missed during his absence but that [[red underlined]] things went smoother and better than he was around, [[/red underlined]] and for a moment [[red underlined]] had the courage to express the [[/red underlined]] fact himself. - I [[strikethrough]] do [[/strikethrough]] think he has changed very little since then and is the same blundering bore
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narrow and stubborn, but meaning well. - [[red underlined]] What  difference between him and his brother Sylvester. - also his sister. [[/red underlined]]
[[underlined]] Aug 17. [[/underlined]] [[red underlined]] James Casseli [[/red underlined]] has returned from his vacation. So took him around the garden so as to discuss with him, putting up additional fences and barbed wire to exclude hoodlums from stealing our fruit and trespassing on our property.
[[underlined]] Aug 18. [[/underlined]] Have written to Dr. Stauss [[strikethrough]] that George [[/strikethrough]] and to Potter that George will arrive in England Sept 18, stay there until September 25 leaving for Berlin thence return by SS. Bremen for N.Y on Oct 2d.
[[underlined]] Aug 19. [[/underlined]] 
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[[strikethrough]] This [[/strikethrough]] [[red underlined]] James has put the [[/red underlined]] tub with the [[red underlined]] night blooming Cereus [[/red underlined]] in the dining room and at 8:45 (Daylight savings time) all the buds opened into a magnificent display of this [[red underlined]] admirable flower [[/red underlined]]
[[underlined]] Aug 20 [[/underlined]] [[red underlined]] James [[/red underlined]] and his help putting up additional [[strikethrough]] wire on our aqued [[/strikethrough]] [[red underlined]] barbed wire on our aqueduct fence [[/red underlined]]
[[underlined]] Aug 21 [[/underlined]] Stayed at home all day feel tired.
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[[strikethrough]] Th [[/strikethrough]] Newspapers publish the sudden death of Dr. [[red underlined]] Edward Weston [[/red underlined]], age 86, [[red underlined]] one of our greatest inventors, [[/red underlined], and best  
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