David J. Castleman letter to Mary Pride Jones, 18 April 1919
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Bruxelles [Brussels]18 April 1919 Dearest- I'm still ahead of the wind & am going like mad. Reached here last night at 10:00 and put up at the Palace Hotel, the best in town. This is the most wonderful city of art, and I don't believe it ever sleeps. There seems to be a countless number of great hotels, restaurants, and cafes where one sees "high life". Last night when I got in, not having had anything to eat since noon, I decided I'd run down to the hotel restaurant & get a couple of eggs before turning in. I found the place crowded with officers & civilians, of every nationality it seemed, & many beautiful women. Two orchestras, one at each end of the room, furnished music for the dancing, which never ceased. As soon as one