Friday- 15th Nov:
My dearest Mother-
Very many thanks for your letter – Well things seem more or less settled up now – and I think it is wonderful how we have defeated those beastly Huns – & made them grovel – It has been interesting these last few days – reading about it all – There were some very cheery orations & general flag wavings up here – must have been a wonderful sight in Town – the King & Queen driving through the streets an’ all.
We are still carrying on our war routine – I daresay you read the Admiralty message to the Navy – in the papers – Quite right I think the army should be demobilised first – after all they have had all the fighting and discomfort – so we shan’t be getting any leave yet awhile.
How lovely for Jane Murray having arrived home – I suppose they will start arranging a date for their wedding now.
Nance is back in Edinburgh again now – I think her change did her a lot of good – she is quite fit again & looks ever so much better.
We have had lovely weather up here lately – ever so calm – & lovely moonlight nights – but it always produces a fog & you can only see about 100 yds to-day.
So Dick has gone further afield again – going out to India early. I expect he will get a good job.
With very best love to you all & I hope you are very fit-
Your ever loving son