My dear dad,
What do you think of my writing! Bit better than my usual scrawl isn’t it? I am writing with my latest toy – a topping Waterman Edie sent me. She also sent me a pair of socks & a pipe, so I am well off. The pipe is the nicest bit of wood I have seen for a long time. I am going to get her to buy all my pipes in future.
Well how goes it dad. My latest information is that you were a bit better on the 10th. I hope to have a line from Win tomorrow.
I think I told you last night that I was applying to return. Curiously enough G.H.Q. rang up last night & said my own people were applying for me & they were sending an order along for me to go back. So that makes assurance doubly sure.
It is a dirty miserable wet day here. I should like an armchair, a good fire & a clack with you.
I have no news dad. This is only just to pass the time of day with you.
With very best love
Your loving son