The following are excerpts from letters by Miss Kathleen Crowe (journalist for the Times of Malta), who met Cavaliere Charles King Wood on a cruise around the Mediterranean in June of 1936(he was traveling from Taormino to Monte Carlo). The letters are in possession of her daughter, Madame Virginia Fettarappa, of Switzerland:
"I have met an American on board on his way to Monte Carlo. He has bought a Convent in Taormina 20 years ago and still lives there. He has a title of Cavaliere which I believe he must have got from the Italian Government. Anyway he has invited Luis (her fiancé) and me to go and stay there for a week any time… We have a mutual acquaintance in Sir Harry and Lady Luke (Governor of M
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