David to May July 6th 1917
Just got your Sunday and Monday letters combined. You read my letters just as I intended you to read them. I am sorry you have another girl away with the same old thing and in your own department too.
Tom Gayford probably got leave sooner than me. Leave comes so very slowly here, ever so much too slowly. I want to be with you again and I have been thinking what we shall do and what it will be like. I am always at it. Still it is getting gradually nearer.
Your description of the painters was awfully funny and your picture of Maud standing up to her brother and making him pay up, fills me with amazement and awe.
Sorry I can’t write much.