Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 20 July 1914

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W.O. Molony diary, [page] 61
Case Study: 
A British Teenager Caught Up in the First World War: William O’Sullivan Molony
Creator: 
Molony, William O'Sullivan
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diary
Date: 
20 July 1914
Place: Hamburg
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McMaster University Libraries
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Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

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00000533
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eng
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[page] 61
was a glorious evening, and the whole Alster river was covered with punts and canoes, and men in white flannels and girls dressed in jerseys. It was lovely. The music playing below us and the life of gaiety on the river.
C. was very happy and so was D. D. was not looking forward to the morrow—he was to leave alone for Berlin at 7:0 a.m. Poor D. he has been so nice—but has to get back to his gun-factory. He should not own a gun-factory—I can’t help it if he worries—I do hope I have been considerate. C. doesn’t like “peached” champagne or “Viersichbowle” but always drinks water. It is so sensible of her.
—Dear little C.—I wanted to kiss her little rosy lips this evening, but it would have been wrong—and besides I am chaperone to the consonants and mustn’t forget it.
Returned to the hotel and bade farewell to D. and thanked him ever so much for the trip. He is quite charming and in plenty of ways I admire him.