Wednesday 14th July

I’ve had a splendid night. I got up at 6.15, got fresh water and had breakfast. I must ask for the Doctor and be a vegetarian. I can’t stand this bread without any butter. My pen is drying up. I’ve asked to see the Governor.

I’ve been looking out of the window. I can make a good noise by putting a piece of paper over my comb and blowing hard. It takes a good deal of wind. Miss Spring (next door) and I have quite long conversations. There are two black cats in the yard. I broke a pane just where my mouth can reach when I am on my chair so I get a little fresh air. I have a little piece of chocolate left from Bow Street which I shall eat if I cannot get the dinner down. I hear Theresa Garnett in the distance.

We are all greatly excited.  Theresa Garnett has been able to make a woman in one of the adjoining gardens hear and has told her to send word to Clements Inn and the Press.  I waved my tie out of a broken pane to a woman at a window. Her husband came and they brought the baby and held it up for us to see. I can hear Theresa Garnett calling to someone outside. It is Miss Jones. She is going to tell Christabel Pankhurst and try to get a Press photographer. Everyone in great excitement. I can’t make Kathleen Brown hear me.

Miss Jones is at a window with a flag. She says Christabel is coming.

The Doctor has just been. I am to be put on a vegetarian diet. Christabel has been and two photographers! We all stuck something out of our windows and MacKenzie and Garnett, who are at the end of the building and could make her hear, told Christabel all about it. The Drum and Fife Band is coming tonight and other visitors. It’s been a most exciting morning!

(to be continued)


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