[17 November 1915]
Im reading François Coppée a good deal and find him a rather entertaining author. Who should turn up to look for me the day before yesterday but Adrian stokes formerly of TCD & Howth a cricketer of medium talent. He has a commission in R.A.M.C. and plies his trade a few miles back from here He seems to have a rather nice job back there & drives his side-car around back & forth to the larger towns. He was very insistent in his demands of me why I didnt get an R.E. commission & seemed to think I was crazy. Unfortunately we had not much time for parlaying as I was next on the list and just going out.