I am better though I still have a sore throat. By dint of two strong doses of Sal Volatile I have managed to keep off a headache which seemed imminent. I haven’t felt particularly bright today. Burrell told me I ought to easily get through, 2nd Class, I wish to goodness the thing was done with. I am sick of the whole business.
I sent a peremptory message by Smurthwaite between tea and prep ‘the noise in hall must cease’ which I heard being delivered word for word and which had the required effect.