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[25 September 1974] Sept 25 1874 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. My dear Florence Mopsa has been very naughty this morning. She has been scampering all over the dining room Tilla[?] says. I had a great chase all over the hall and dining room to catch her and bring her to Papa, she bit and made one little red mark on my hand. During breakfast she hissed at Kitty Scott. Auntie Ada had her on her knee and Kitty was at one side. As Auntie Ada let Mopsa go down she hissed at Kitty and hunted her round my side of the table. Please Papa says will you ask Auntie Florence if she will order us some honey like her own. I gave Mopsa your message and she sends her love. I forgot to say Kitty was very frightened. I send you my love and to Grandmamma and Auntie Florence. Your affectionate little friend Gertrude Bell.