"Your leg's broken in two places"
Skier (1954)
GNU Free Documentation LicenseSkier (1954) - Credit: Kunstpiste, Wikimedia Commons

In Letters Home (p.102), Aurelia Plath notes that Sylvia Plath spent the early part of January 1953 with Dick Norton at his sanatorium in Saranac Lake, and that she borrowed skis and without any previous professional instruction skied on the advanced slope.

Part of the message sent in a telegram to her family reporting that she had broken her leg, read:

BRINGING FABULOUS FRACTURED FIBULA NO PAIN JUST TRICKY TO MANIPULATE WHILST CHARLESTONING