My dear Mother-
I arrived safely onboard yesterday – after a rotten journey – because I was feeling just like “flue” and had a very sore throat – so when I got on board they sent me to bed – that’s where I am now & how I hate it – because I am feeling fit enough except for a “fierce” looking throat – as the doc calls it. He says I must stay in bed to-day.
It was a gorgeous surprise finding Dick at the shop when Nance & I got back to Town on Thursday – Coo! I could hardly realize it a bit – It was too sickening he could’nt have got his leave before – still we must be thankful that we met each other at all. I thought he looked most awfully well and fit, and I liked his moustache- I hope he kept it on till he got home-
This must go to catch the post- It was lovely being home again and I am so happy- Take great care of my Nance won’t you while I am away- My bestest love to you all – from
your ever loving son