it would help us in the least.
The country about here is greatly changed from the country nearer Jerusalem. Olives grow on the terrace here right up to the tops of the hills just like at [Mitalene] then there are bramble bushes and honeysuckle growing on the walls as well as ferns of two or three kinds.
The anemones too have changed their colours from scarlet to pure white or pale blue I suppose on account of some change of soil.
Not an acre of soil has been tilled this year and all the villages are empty and in ruins an effort on the part of the Turks to copy the Russian retreat before Napoleon I suppose.
I wrote a letter to Aunt Mary G. saying I was sorry Margaret had been sick and suggesting that milk rich and in large quantities
Not an acre of soil has been tilled this year
 it would help us in the least.