[13 April 1917] interesting when I return next Sunday to see what has happened – Of course then I shall be all behind hand which is the worst of it. – I expect they’ve had a pretty busy time. The other day I had a letter from Balliol saying that they were storing the stuff left there at the beginning of the war in cellars and had difficulty in keeping them dry and advicing their removal – I expect they’re really quite all right but I think it would be rather an advantage to have them at home. – I wrote to Balliol to find what they had of mine and when I hear will tell them to send it on to Tigroney. – I also wrote straight to the Y.M.C.A. Stockcross about the stuff I left there – as I couldn’t get any answer through Hilda Stockley. I told them to send it all right through to Avoca so hope it will duly arrive all right.
Now this letter has rambled on painfully long so I will stop – how I wish a bit of leave would roll along so that I might have a sight of everyone again for a bit – any<way> cheer up – it might work round before the summers out yet, one never can tell – or maybe better still the old Hun’ll have to give a permanent leave – so’s we’ll all be home again – you never can tell – the year has started well and I don’t imagine the old Hun is altogether happy – let him wait till