Why indeed, it is troubling at times to endure the "talk of the town" when rumors get the better of people. Poor dear Polly was rather talked of for those rooftop antics, but to talk of it without her present to explain her actions is rather unfair, don't you think? Is it not more right to defend the absent person in a discussion if that person cannot be there to speak up for herself? Samantha had a lovely visit with Pauleen only a few days ago. The dear, (Polly) was rather glad to be listened to kindly, I am told. So perhaps her boredom stems from being ignored most of the time. I am sure that it is not from a condition of madness. Teresa is up in her room, contentedly playing dolls this morning. She is having such fun that I shall likely not see her much today. Samantha has gone out, leaving me here to catch up on things. Suzanne has created a beautiful new restaurant in our hotel that is opening today. I am sure you would find a meal there to be very elegant. As you worry that Felicity needs social interaction, perhaps she and friends could come to the restaurant?