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The Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volume I

July 1919 —

July 1919

To S. S. Koteliansky

I am going away the third week in September, I think—to the Italian Riviera—Then I shall have unlimited time to work. I do not want at present to start a new life in a new country, like Lawrence, but to be about and to work—really that is preferable to going to Heaven….

My new kitten, Wing Lee, 1 is lying on his back on the sofa waving his legs and arms. He runs like a rabbit. I am longing to write a story where a kitten shall play an important rôle.

1 The name of this kitten, who appears frequently henceforward, was shortened to Wingley and sometimes to Wing.