Yesterday Thanksgiving day Girards family dined with us. We had invited Miss Noxon who could not come. We also invited Mr. Crounse and Mr. Skillerman neither of whom came. We did not have a very happy time owing to Maurice who has been in the sulks for several days. He is the most difficult person to live with I ever saw and keeps us all unhappy with his ungovernable temper. Have been informed that I am to read the essay before the Literary Club at the first meeting in January. Began it yesterday. Michael Angelo. His character and his influence in Art. I find it extremely difficult to manage. It rained all day. Wrote to Lambdin from whom I received a letter a few days ago.