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Updated July 2012

T. E. Lawrence to Jock Chambers

13 B/ham St.,


Dear Jock,

Indeed, yes, Clouds Hill, house and land and tuum and all loose things inside it and outside it is yours when you please. Any month this year. Changes? None indoors, I think, and few outside. The pool is filled to the brim, and the spring down to 300 gallons per day: but it rained last night. Hallelujah!

There is a whole chestnut tree to cut up. Pat finds it too much for his single self. He is busy roofing in the pool: still a skeleton roof. Pool not yet finished: its lining coat of cement lacking. We hurried to fill it, instead, fearing a drought. I do not know about bathing in it. Depends on the size of the spring. Consult Pat before taking the plunge!

I cannot say so far ahead where I will be in April. Here, most probably; but the R.A.F. disposes.

Liddell Hart commits me to calling old Foch 'a frantic pair of moustaches': but I think it was a Clemenceau mot. 'More teeth than brains' was as far as I got.

Au revoir


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Source: DG 791
Checked: jw/
Last revised: 16 January 2006

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