Jan 25-Feb 1: Return to Buenos Aires

Mon Jan 25

I made up my mind last night we would be decided by Frieda's temp: as to whether to leave to-day - found it normal, to my great relief - packed, paid, and left the lovely valley where we had been six weeks, all but a day - very disgusted at the way Messrs Lloyd & Thompson had swindled me. There are men who will take advantage of a widow - if there are those who will do what they can to help one. Had a very pleasant journey down : arr. at B.A. at 5.30 Tuesday.

Wed Jan 27

T. MacIver came in first thing, very uncertain when boat goes yet - Frieda looking very pulled down & thin. Called at office & to see Mr Boadle (who received us very warmly). Mr Milligan dined with us.

Thu Jan 28

We shopped, had lunch with Mr Milligan at Charpentiers, a favourite restaurant - drove in the park in the evening. Saw a wedding at the Phoenix at 10 p.m.

Fri Jan 29

Ted M. came to lunch with us. Shopped and afterwards went to zoo.

Sat Jan 30

Word came from Christophersons's that we must sail for M.V. at once. I had set my heart on having one Sunday at least, so dressed rapidly took a cab & drove to the office, where I gathered so little satisfaction that I made my mind to wait until Monday & run the risk of missing "Barbary".

Sun Jan 31

Went to Church twice; but very unsatisfactory services - hymns beautiful and some of the prayers - rather too much mummery for my taste - disappointed not to hear Canon Stevenson, who preached every evening before Xmas. Took a tram and went out to Belgrano as it was so hot. Mr Higgins came to tea.

Mon Feb. 1

Did a little shopping and at 4 p.m. had a message to say must get River boat at 7 for Montevideo.

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