Thank you Crow, I was just thinking that the small artifact items look like something that men would carry
into war, how interesting - that pocket shrine is beautiful! The USA Moundbuilder sites are littered with
arrowheads, it was probably a battle that left so many weapons around. Thomas D., did you think that I was still
in touch with Alexius? Sadly, no. I heard from him as you did, just the one time and then again to confirm that he agreed
with the identity of the character "C." just before the diary pages were ripped out. Can you picture it? The diarist is planning a
tour to Russia with a party of intellectuals and one of them turns out to be A.C.! I`m not surprised that the diary ended there.
"R." who was also on that trip is thought to be the poet Rilke who loved Russia. Another party guest, G.F. was the famous
composer Gabriel Faure. After all Thomas D., it was you who pointed out that "J.B." were not the initials of Emma Calve`s manager,
she`d referred to "Jules Bois" her fiancee as her manager to her guests. Thank you to "i" for the identification of these new characters
in the diary of Don Rodrigo.
I must admit Renne you're a game old bird!!!!!!
Despite the 'diary' being exposed as a fraud a number of years ago you still continue to spout on about it!
As with so many of the inconvenient details you're mistaken about the subject of JB's identity.
It was that erstwhile Viking who had more detailed knowledge about the Nw York Opera scene
at the turn of the century than you and Alexius.
You will recall that my involvement in the whole sorry debacle was limited to proving,
with the aid of a contemporary Baedecker, that the diary entries with regards to an
hotel in Lyon were anachronistic and therefore false!
Are you one of the 12 brave souls who've signed up for the new Forum? I bet they'll be delighted to have you on board!
No doubt you'll be soon making pronouncements on their behalf!
I'm sure Team Hammott are thrilled that, after your recent co-operation with Bill K you've appear to have
become their self appointed Flag waver. There's nothing like getting a 'big hitter' on board to add credibility, huh?