Randolph and the Mahdi have occupied my thoughts about equally. The Mahdi pretends to be half mad, but is very sane in reality. Randolph occupies exactly the converse position.
Randolph Churchill went into hospital?to have a lung removed. It was announced that the trouble was not 'malignant'. Seeing Ed Stanley in White's, on my way to Rome,Iremarked that it was atypicaltriumph of modern science to find the only part of Randolph that was not malignant and remove it.