Dear Bill,I can’t begin to tell you how pleased I was to hear that all the harassment finally paid off, and you’ve decided to drag your sorry arse over here! I realise that the prospect of spending months at sea isn’t a pleasant one, but believe me you will forget any hardship you ever had to endure the very second you set foot in this glorious land of goodness and beauty.
As I write, the sky above me is suffused with warmth and every colour imaginable and my mind looks eagerly forward to a restful sleep and another day’s sport. Think of it Bill, it’ll be just like the old days..you and I side by side, brothers in arms once again, only this time, there’ll be no bugger firing back at us.
Speaking of sport old friend, I’m reminded by The Dear One to inform you that her young cousin Madeline has also written, telling of her intention to take to the water and sample life here at the camp. It appears (would you believe?), that she is expected to arrive shortly after your good self, so may I suggest you pack your finest attire along with your ammo and with any luck, in amongst the quarry, you may just find that you bagged yourself a particularly beautiful specimen!Yours with deep respect and great affectionArchie