28 Nov 1918: Graudenz

Thursday Nov 28th.     Gerson promised to be back from Graudenz for lunch, never appeared.  I fraternised with his French friends all day, apologising for his unexplainable absence.  He came back about 9 pm.  I gather that he waxed very merry with the gay poison they call wine here and totally forgot his engagements.  He finished up the day by getting a bath in town about 6, got out, lay on the couch tout nu, and slept solemnly till about 8.30.  Wonder he wasn’t previously drowned.