"Mark if God knew how happy I am writing poetry he'd make the earth open and swallow me up." Mark only said, "You mustn't say that to Mamma. Play 'Violetta." Of all hateful and disgusting tunes the most disgusting and the most hateful was "Violetta," which Mr. Sippett's sister taught her. But if Mark would promise to make Mamma let her learn Greek she would play it to him twenty times running.