Lecture to-morrow to the men of the King’s and the Royal Sussex. Then in the evening by train to Risalpur; dine with Crocker and lecture in the open air at 9.45. Next day to return here. I do not like leaving Daisie one night alone with things as they are.
Malta 9 a.m. Ricasoli barracks where I joined my old regiment, the Royal Sussex, in November 1884, reminded me of old days. We all went ashore, Rose and Susanna, D. and myself – such a cold day with howling wind. Saw St. Johns and the Armoury and the Guard Room pictures. Left again at 6.30 p.m. Several men-of-war in from the Dardanelles to repair and refit. The Dublin and the Inflexible, which latter was almost sunk, and several French ships with wounds from guns and torpedoes.