He writes, "Dear Madam, I was sorry not to see you in Paris before I left, but I would have been even more sorry if you had shortened your vacation in Aix to be at that last meeting on the rue Lincoln. I left all necessary instructions first to your trusted Cabioch, and then to Mrs. Joubert, and I left town without any worry on the outcome of our current projects. I hope you were somehow entertained in Aix and that you will get some rest now in your small country house. For me, I have settled down for the time being at the Mont d'Arbois, above Niegeve. I hope I am able "to hold out" for at least ten days. Then I'll spend some time at the beach to try and get "a shot in the arm," somewhere around Le Touquet, before going back to the rue de Bellechasse. Until then, please trust, dear Madam, in my very friendly sympathy." He signs, "A.M. Cassandre"