Skip to content

Page 46 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1

Moir, Ethel, 1916, Document
Page 46 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 46 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 46 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Library Item
Item no
Page 46 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
miraculously emerges intact, only to flop lurching into another crevasse a few yards further on! How the flimsy looking carriage stands this incessant & appalling strain on wheel & spring; how, exceptly his own sheer weightiness of frame, the izv?shtchik [ishvoshtnik] retains his reeling seat & how the gallant, struggling steed manages to continue pulling the storm-tossed vehicle along is a miracle beyond explanation! Well, so much for our first dr?shky drive!
Think of our joy at the end of it too - instead of being billeted in Barracks as we had expected to be, we found ourselves in a beautiful sanitorium quite in the Residential part of the town. The Russian Government have taken over this place for us & we are to be here
for 3 or 4 days. Such joy & excitement that first night when we found ourselves in real beds & sheets!
This is a lovely place, verandahs, balconies & windows on all sides & such big, airy rooms, just Paradise after what we've been accustomed to of late! It's simply spoiling us for what is to come, I'm afraid. And how we splet slept that first night! Next morning the bath-scrimmage was a perfect pantomime,
Artist / maker
20.4 x 16.0 cm
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection