21 December 1914; Monday

Busy at work all day. Read part of “The Manxman” 1 by Hall Caine. Played a bit. A good deal of Christmas excitement about.

  1. The Manxman“: one of (Sir Thomas Henry) Hall Caine’s most popular novels. H.C. (1853­‐1931) was born in Runcorn, was secretary to D G Rossetti, and adopted the Isle of Man after DGR’s death; very popular novelist and literary figure in his day. See also: Arthur Linfoot’s Library