My Dear Kathleen,
We were pleased to have your budget of news Tuesday morning and congratulate you on the excellent places you obtained in the school exam, it was rather a case of “Eclipse first, the rest no-where!” who were 2nd and 3rd in the aggregate marks?
Mother has forwarded the exam fee 25/- to Sister M.S. together with the other school fees. I will enclose your 2/- you ask to have sent in stamps in this letter.
Georgie informs me he will not be able to join in the sports on Saturday as he has sprained his ankle, also he tells us he has “teethed a tooth”.
“Dip” says they have a resident doctor and he must try and get his 7/6 worth of doctoring! that being the sum charged per term to clear medical exs.
We did not hear anything regarding the possibility of Ethel being taken in this term and in any case she had now better wait till after the summer.
Bread is now 7p the 4lb loaf and there seems a regular scare in the wheat market, of curse the war set the panic going but the shortness of stocks throughout the world makes it worse. I am afraid poor Spain is doomed to lose all her outside possessions, which is perhaps only just retribution for years of mis-government and I should not wonder if it all ends in revolution and a change of dynasty, or rather it’s overthrown, in the peninsula, the Latin races are bad losers.
You will be glad to hear that Clara is staying on till Michaelmas so we may at least have a servant fit to open the door for a few months.
Jack’s address is 21 Beresford Road, Canonbury N. he writes cheerfully as if he had benefitted by the Folkestone air.
I hope you are feeling quite “fit”, don’t get run down in view of your important exam, are you having meat for breakfast.
I must leave other news for May.
Love from us all
your affectionate Father