Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 19 July 1914

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W.O. Molony diary, [page] 57
Case Study: 
A British Teenager Caught Up in the First World War: William O’Sullivan Molony
Creator: 
Molony, William O'Sullivan
Source: 
diary
Date: 
19 July 1914
Place: Heiligendamm
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McMaster University Libraries
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Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

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00000529
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eng
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jpg
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[page] 57
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