17 June 1916 – Richard to Gertrude

17 Jun

c/o Cox & Co



17th June.

Dear Mother.

Many thanks for your letter May 25, you won’t get this till a bit late, as I see the mail steamer does’nt leave Bombay till 20th, so I am writing a day late, but the Quetta mail will catch the ship they say.

I remember seeing “Peg of my heart” in London with Chubbie. Very good is’nt it? It’s poured with rain here last night & this morning, quite exceptional I believe, & anyhow we shan’t get much.

You did have adventures going down to Mr Hunt’s, that wheel coming off must have been funny, his place sounds awfully nice. I always like the idea of old country vicarages.

Yes I saw a Mr Kirwan had died, it was in one of the Indian papers last week. I believe I have seen him, & fancy I once heard him preach.

How idiotic of me, I sent £1 to Cordwalles myself & now you’ve sent 10/-, they’ll get quite a lot out of me. I forgot I had asked you.

I was going to play cricket today, but the match is cancelled because of the wet. I am so sorry as I am getting quite fond of cricket & so far I have made 15 & 16 not out, so I am going to try & never get out.

I heard from Ben (2 letters) this week, she seems to have enjoyed herself when Wiggs was home.

Well best love to all.

Yr loving son



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