Brittain, Vera, Diary, 7 October 1915

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Diary of Vera Brittain

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Case Study: 
From Youth to Experience: Vera Brittain’s Work for Peace in Two World Wars
Creator: 
Brittain, Vera
Source: 
diary
Date: 
7 October 1915
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Vera Brittain estate; McMaster University has a non-exclusive licence to publish this document.

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00000299
Language: 
eng
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Thursday Oct. 7th
Waiting for two things at once is really getting on my nerves - or rather it is teaching me to have "nerves", which are things I greatly despise. Silence from Roland is worse than anything, for there may be so many reasons for it. Perhaps if I knew him better his smallest actions would puzzle me less. Mother said to-night, when I made her go for a walk with me because I could not rest indoors, that she really thought it very rash to hurry (fancy hurry! ever since Christmas!) into an engagement like this with someone I knew so little. I amused myself for some time with pretending to share her doubts about my feelings (doubts! about the one feeling I have ever been sure of!) and by telling her that if I had to stay at home doing nothing for some months, I should probably break off my engagement, just to make a little variety! I believe she took it all as gospel! It seems