L.A.S. "Maurice Ravel", Megève 15 January 1919, to Lucien GARBAN; 4 pages in-8.
He is feeling down and no longer sleeps. "However, for the past 5 or 6 days, the sun has been shining, as if it were in the middle of summer. I'm getting some exercise. I even do a little sledding. It's lovely; you get... on the floor quite often. But it's padded. I haven't dared to ski yet. It's not the politics that keep me awake: I haven't put my nose in a newspaper since I arrived. ... The place is beautiful, no doubt. Lots of mountains, but not on the face. Little cottages hanging up there, we don't know why. When you need two pennies of salt, it can't be very convenient. It's true that here, when you want to break a leg, you have to wait until Friday, the day the doctor comes ... He wrote to Jacques Durand to recommend Louis DUREY, "a really gifted musician"... The complete set, n° 1044.