8 June 1914; Monday

Got up late. Wet morning. Not much to do. Finished at 5 o’clock sharp. Played a bit. Read one or two of W.W. Jacobs’ short stories1. Went down to the annual teachers’ meeting2. Came round with Willie Whittaker. Made some hair restorer. Went to bed late.

  1. W W Jacobs: very popular writer of comic short stories and novels, mostly on low life in sea‐ports, but with some exceptions, e.g. his best‐known story “The Monkey’s Paw”, a ‘suspense’ short story. See also: Arthur Linfoot’s Library 

  2. “Teachers’ meeting” would be Sunday School teachers.