LAUGHING TORSO stayed out three days and three nights and finally ended in Les Halles. That is what I was told, and it is quite possible that, after Les Halles, they took the train to Chartres. The cathedral of Chartres and the Palace of Versailles were two very popular places for people who had been out for some days. They seemed to have, especially Chartres, a curious calming and soothing influence on them. I dined often at the Boeuf sur le Toit, with Marie. It was quite a small place with one room only. The walls were quite plain with one or two photographs of Stravinsky, Picasso, and Cocteau. At the end of the room was a high bar with chairs where the drinks were a little cheaper and were produced more rapidly than if one was sitting down. All kinds of celebrities were to be found there and, at any rate, the first year it was a most amusing and interesting place. Moi'se was a most charming man. He was, of course, Jewish, but was very tall and fair and I would not have known it if I had not known his name. It was here that I met Erik Satie; He did not stay often in Paris for the evening, but when he did he brightened up any place that he was in and was most witty and amusing. Les Six had published a small pink paper. It was not in the form of a book but a large sheet which folded up. In this were published various remarks of Satie; for instance, written sideways round the edge of the paper was " Monsieur Ravel a refuse la legion tfhonneur, mais toute $a musique Vaccepted Ravel had been offered the Legion of Honour and had refused it. Satie simply resist an opportunity to be witty and.