Kornilov’s advancement towards Petrograd has begun. Workers from Petrograd and Vyborg have all rushed, of course, to Petrograd’s defense. We sent our agitators toward Kornilov’s troops, his so-called “Savage division”.
If you want to be healthy and well-proportioned, drink carrot coffee! Cut the carrots into very small pieces, let them dry out, and then fry them in a pan on your kerosene stove, but be careful not to let them burn! In this dried (or at least browned) form, the carrots can be brewed like coffee, and you can drink the result. You don’t even have to brew them—just put them in the teapot on your samovar just like you brew tea and, as they say, you’ll end up with a delicious and hearty drink!
This morning I learned of the death of E. Tatishchev from his son, who had received a telegram eight days after his father's death. The weather was fresh but overcast. Alix got up and walked around her room. The girls also had colds, but they went out into the garden. Naturally no one was sitting on the balcony. I read a lot.
On arrival at noon at 10, Downing Street, I found a press telegram reporting the outbreak of the open quarrel between Kerenski and Kornilov. It was too late. After all, the sending of a note was only a gamble, but in war, it is always better to do something than to let things take their course, and it was very certain that if Russia had been Germany’s ally Germany would never have allowed matters to lapse to their present chaos.