A.A. Laporte Payne letter to Muriel 11 August 1917
5 a.m. August 11th 1917.
Just another note by a man going on leave to thank you for your letter of the 5th which has just arrived.
Have your people managed to get away yet or are you still with Mrs Lowe? I am so sorry they are being so delayed by the move – but the weather is not at all pleasant now and it probably will be much better later on.
I cannot think about leave yet. This weather has upset things so. It is an awful nuisance but it can’t be helped so it is no use worrying. You can imagine how much I want leave.
Why should you be dissatisfied with your letters lately, dearest? I am not at all. I ought to be with mine but I am a very selfish brute and as long as I hear from you to know that you are well and still thinking about me I don’t care a hang what happens.
I must close – the fellow is in a hurry – poor chap. He has not seen his people since Dec 1915.
With all my love & kisses