David to May                     Holzminden  Letter No 36                             Dec 1st 1918

My Dearest,

And still I am here, though I haven’t given up hope of being with you before this gets there. In the meantime we get no news as when we are likely to go, although of course there are innumerable wild & wonderful rumours continually floating around. I have heard from the Educational people that they have sent on one of the three books, but I haven’t got it yet of course. Hope it comes before I leave here. Will you please thank Muriel for writing to them. There is a man in camp here who comes from Dublin, & I have been talking to him a good deal lately & some of his phrases etc are Mrs Sandy’s exactly. You say you are possibly sending me some more snapshots. I do hope I get them. There is no need for you to worry about my getting influenza for I have not had the slightest tendency that way & then you have been bad yourself & been in bed. I am the one to worry, & I have wanted to nurse you, but still it was good of you to take care of yourself. Those lectures at the Insurance Institute sound most interesting & I would very much like to hear several of them myself. I know you must be up to your eyes with work between the bazaar & the office & I am just hoping you won’t absolutely fag yourself out. I wonder if you reach £200 this time. Somehow I have an idea you will. Since we have known that at last the war is really over the days seem like weeks & one cannot settle down to read, work, or do anything else, with any sort of decent result. Then at one time you seem absolutely confident that you will be home for Christmas & another this hope fades away into a mere possibility. Naturally we hope to be amongst the first to go, but of course we are quite a minor detail compared with the numbers elsewhere & the tremendous numbers of other things all having to be done quickly. Still once I do get home everything will be different, only one wants things & wants them now.