9th October 
I am returning Livy’s letter as I see you want it back. I enclose a picture for Fanny which I picked up in an old shell hole it looks nice and bloodthirsty and I think must be some of our propaganda though what the meaning of it is is more than I can tell. I am having a very quiet time throwing bricks into shellholes along the road.
As far as I can see we wont ever have much work to do out here again as there seem to be three times the number of RES here to do the amount of work required. This is due I think to the number of special companies such as tunneling companies who had there own special work in the time when the line was fairly steady & who are now acting as field companies.
Im glad your going down to [?Anne Gift] and hope you’ll have nice weather for it as the Country should be very nice now.