29 September 1878: Sir Garnet Wolseley was hardly gentleman-like to his dinner guest:
"I actually had an English lady to dinner today, Mrs Scott Stevenson, wife of an officer in the 42nd Highlanders about whom there was such a scandal last winter in Malta. I did not admire her, her voice was grating and unpleasant and she was evidently a very foolish creature. She had landed yesterday and ridden up today from Larnaca and goes over the hills tomorrow to Kyrenia, where her husband has built her a hut with two rooms. She will have a Regt. to flirt with and to admire her, so I presume that will compensate her for any amount of discomfort."
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