My dearest little Bet,
Just a year ago you & I were trudging back from Highgate Station on our way from your Confirmation, & groping our way in the dark through fearsome corridors with Miss Lacey shouting warnings of back stairs & cellar doors from the rear – you remember?
I thought I must just start your letter tonight, so as to date it the 4th & remind you, but I have promised to go up not too late to bed, so must go in a minute.
Ethel & I have been to see the Byrds at Paxford, I went straight from afternoon school & we got back at 8.15 so I have had a fairly long day. We found the Byrds very well & their house is delightful, ever so much better than The Firs.
Friday I must fly & have my breakfast. So glad you are having such a jolly term. It will be very nice to have you back in a fortnight. We break up on 19th. Marjory is in the Cottage Hospital but will be out very soon I think & I hope will be quite all right again.
Many thanks for your birthday letter to me & the gloves.
This is a short one in reply but we shall be able to talk soon. Very much love from