Sunday, Dec 4, 1881 Snowed all day. Girard came over but I was so displeased with him that I got away and went to my room. My mother is unreasonably apologetic for him and this evening she was so unjust to me that I came off to my room. How unhappy these scenes make a household. I try to avoid them but cant always. Maurice does not speak to me nor his mother. One such tormenting character in a house hold upsets it all and makes every one miserable. Wrote to Lucy.