If nature gave Jelly fingers, she gave Adila an arm, formed for the violin. In proportion to the instrument this had perfect length for ease and a growing of skill. Add to this Adila’s impetus, which a critic once described as plunging into the music with the boldness of a strong swimmer in the open sea. Adila took some time to re-establish herself. At a concert with Jelly in the Wigmore Hall in May, at which Sextets by Brahms and Gliére were given, Alexandre noted in the little diary which for a time he kept jointly, or alternately, with Adila, that Jelly was in wonderful form. The programmes were suited to the audience9; the usual form being a sonata by Bach or Sammartini, perhaps a Mozart or Brahms or Beethoven, and then a number of ear-ticklers which depended on the musicality of the gathering.