My Dear Kathleen,
I must write to you this evening as it is your turn. Good old Dip has started by being 2nd in his new form and 3rd in set. Georgie wrote a characteristic little letter which I think Mother will forward, we heard through the lady superintendent this morning that he seemed very happy and contented. I have just been writing to Jack, I am very hopeful about his chances of success, although we must not be too sanguine, however he has worked well and it will be delightful if he obtains a place as he deserves, he goes up for his physical ordeal next Tuesday, on analysing his marks I find he stands second in test subjects alone with 669 Seath being 688 and the next below 653, he falls back a bit in the optional subjects which puts him sixth, however he is almost level with 4 & 5.
I wish they had given you a little more notice of your exeat, Mary hopes that Auntie Polly will be able to take you in, but is not sure, she expects to hear to-morrow morning so then we shall know I suppose. I am glad you had a fine day for your picnic on Ascension day, after this exeat you will have to settle down to hard work for the examination.
I am feeling stronger than I did last week but am still a little careful as to what I eat and drink.
It is much colder this evening but we have had a few welcome showers to-day which have freshened things up nicely. Tell May I was glad to be able to write so much about Bancroft for I know you both wanted to hear and it was my first long letter since my illness. You will of course find it difficult to take a high place in Euclid & Algebra just yet, however I have no doubt you will do so later on when you get more into the work.
Now I will close for I have had rather a heap of letter writing lately.
With love to you both dear girls I remain
your affectionate Father