The cable came in with no uncertain terms: "Your worst nightmare has come true." I replied, "You are snowed in and going to drag me down the drain." Countess Bedelia is here for a few more days. I have protected as many young boys as possible, but she has the upper-diamonded ring hand. Countess von Cartier wired me this: "Dear Mrs Astor Thank God you took that poor. Innocent boy under your wing. Bedelia would have only used and abused him. Well look at me I'm up here in Newport in a White Straight Jacket mumbling lines from All About Eve............. Please save them all ." Indeed. I have done all I can to save young, easily-impressed boys from bad influences like Bedelia; they really belong with us, who have only their best interests in mind.