B. E. F.
4th August 1916.
My dear Father,
Many thanks for a box of excellent cigars, & also a letter from Odd & another and a postcard from Mother. I was greatly interested in the group though I have failed to identify several of the portraits. I am glad you have managed to get a little juice for the pram. I’m afraid 6 gallons a month won’t carry you far, but please don’t save any up, as Lord only knows when there will be any more leave as things seem to be quite active still & one never knows when they won’t start a strafe somewhere or other.
The weather is still very hot & sunny & but the wind has got up to-day, so it is rather more comfortable than it was. Please tell Mother that my Trench boots should be all right & I shall probably need them again this winter – but we must wait & see.
I have had letters from C & O. also a book The Weavers which arrived just as I had finished the last one, the Red House which I never acknowledged.
At the moment we have no mess, so we feed under a tarpaulin stretched on posts with the table laid on the ground and a couple of trenches cut in each side to put your legs in – quite a good idea.
Love to all