The Ball opened at 11:0 o’clock.
D. danced the first waltz with C. He made some stupid remark about dancing all the waltzes with C. and that I should dance the one-steps.
One-steps for flirting, I say—but when one is deeply in love, nothing beats a waltz.
D. is in love with C. and naturally wants to dance all the waltzes with her, but he is not considerate, he is not the only one in love with C. and I shall teach him a lesson.
Danced with Kathleen.
Asked C. for the next dance (a waltz) and told D. so. I wonder if he was furious—I expect he was. I began to be considerate and let C. and D. dance together.
Jealousy influenced me and I went up and introduced myself to one of the ladies-in-waiting of the Mecklenburg court. She was very shy at first, and found it difficult to waltz—but things got better as time went on, and we were good friends
Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 19 July 1914