From the 1916 diary of Alexei Romanov:
27 September. In the morning rode in a motor. Studied on a schedule. In the morning S.P. cut out a carbuncle from Sig’s arm. After breakfast, rode in motors on Orsha highway. In the evening went to the cinema. An extremely interesting war film. You feel as if you are there. Went to bed as usual.
15 October. Stayed in bed before breakfast. Wrote to Mama. Had breakfast with everyone. In the afternoon played in the garden. Sig pulled his tendon itself (The Athlete Gibbs is unlucky at Stavka). Before dinner played with toy soldiers and listened to P.V.P.’s Zhylik’s reading. After dinner played and listened to the reading. For now I am on a diet. Went to bed early.