[c. May 1918]
We are still in the same place on the edge of the forest and would like to stay there for the next six months.
I have been attending a gas school lately which has kept me fairly busy. The lecturer was one of these experts who hurl gas and burning oil about the place and he certainly was interesting and most encouraging.
According to him the bosch respirator is most unsatisfactory whereas ours is it, and when you get it on you need never worry about gas unless you take it off too soon.
I have had great discussions with my landlady on the war and other things and have succeeded in shocking her. I told her the only French book I ever succeeded in reading was the