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Son Franchomme and a mummy
Paris, 3.00 o'clock. Chopin writes a letter to George Sand in Nohant: "[At Franchomme] yesterday I was eating dinner by the fireplace in my thick frock-coat and by his thick son. He was pink, fresh, warm and he had bare feet. I was yellow, withered, cold and I had three layers of flannel under my trousers. I promised him a chocolate from You. At present You and chocolate are synonymous for him. I am sure that Your hair, about whose blackness he said so much, now is remembered by him as chocolate hair. He is funny, plump and I like him exceptionally. I went to bed at 10.30 pm. But I didn’t sleep as deeply as during the previous night, after my railway journey. I regret very much that You have already finished planting trees; I would love You to have more to do on Saturdays in the open air, because despite cold and ice, the weather is beautiful. The sky is clear and clouds come only to drop some snow." And further: "Lessons have not started for good yet. P r i m o, I received only one piano. S e c u n d o, not many people know that I have come back. And only today I had several visits of interested people. It will come slowly, I don’t worry about this." And he concludes: "Until tomorrow, I am sending a letter which will wake you up even more. I imagine you in the morning, in the dressing gown, surrounded by Your precious kids, please, hug them cordially from me, Your servant. If it comes to spelling mistakes, I am too lazy to check them up in Boiste. Your old as a   m u m m y   Ch. Jan is tidying up the dressing room. He is very busy with the mirrors and he spends much time on cleaning them."