31 May 1918 Friday (Whole page crossed out)
I am beginning to realise that as in all spheres of life a man without influence or money is looked upon as a man of "straw" & of no consequence when Decorations go around. I don't say I deserve any but I do say nearly all those who "pull the string" get them- A whole "hide" & peace will be sufficient for my share I think.
We will be at it again inside a fortnight I hear. I
hear wrote HLA last mail to let him know the horses are OK. After all I'd sooner have a good wife & man child than many Baubles.