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was very good indeed.

Wednesday, 21 October

We had lunch at the Y.M.C.A. this noon at the first meeting of the Community Forum, which has grown out of the work Larry Sears and I did last year in connection with the F.O.R.  I have dropped out of active work now, but Dick Ritter and Larry are going ahead splendidly.  Anna Louise Strong spoke on Russia, and Grover Clark, who was chairman, commented on Russia's failure to use her opportunities for friendship in China.

Dorothy and I walked up to library. Margaret Ruby came up and Dorothy showed her around, then they came home together.  I had work to do, so walked home later.  We had planned to go out for supper, but changed our plans, and made popcorn, and had popcorn and milk and fruit. Great sport.

Thursday, 22 October

After a good day we went out for a celebration of the seventh month since we got engaged, and had a fine supper at the mutton restaurant.

In the evening I developed some of the films I have been exposing lately with the big new camera. It is good to have a nice bathroom for a darkroom, though later we expect to have a real darkroom at the school.

Friday, 23 October

There was much rejoicing in our house today when my boxes of books and stuff came from home.  They were in excellent condition, due to their careful packing, and though they had beeen opened for customs examination no duty had been charged.  We opened them at noon,,and got most of the books out onto shelves and window sills and the like.  The red Harvard Classics make a stately row between the blue tea jars on the table in my study.  I am rejoicing in the renewed possession of some of my old favorites, and am deligthed with the whole lot.

We went over to Clove Alley for supper with the girls.  Alan was there and entertained us
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