SOUTH AGAIN myself. From St. Marguerite we could see in the distance, in the Golfe Juan, some warships. We were told that they were English. After lunch we visited a monastery and then took our motor-boat. Chenal suggested that as we had plenty of time we should return by the Golfjuan and visit the warships. The first one had not a visitors3 day, but the second one was the " Royal Oak/3 and we climbed up the side. A petty officer said to a sailor who had helped us up, " Do they speak English?35 And I said, " I am English,53 whereupon they were delighted. So were my friends, and we saw all over the gun-room and climbed up and down ladders. When we got to Cannes we went to the Casino. One can play boule without a special ticket, but for the roulette and more serious gambling rooms one has to have one. Chenal was charming and bought me a season ticket for a month, not that I ever gambled, but it was most thrilling to watch the faces of the Greeks and serious old ladies at the most serious table of all, where the chips on the table staggered me. We saw the ex-King of Portugal. We had to wait a little before the really serious table started. On each place is a card with a name on it, and I saw the names of several very well-known people. Eventually the table filled up. There was a very smart old lady with a large hat covered in flowers. She had the most sinister face I have ever seen, and completely expressionless. There were two elderly Englishwomen, who looked like governesses, and had piles of chips in front of them. Poulenc played boule, I did not play anything, but continued to ' '