Tuesday 17 July 1917
Posted notes yesterday – very HOT. In desperation I had a sponge over. Clouds of dust have been blowing for the past 24 hours. I posted notes every week or so now, if lost so many & such big gaps must be made. We hear of peace offer etc. etc. & Rumanian advance but cannot believe all we hear. [The remainder of the page crossed through.] Dolly writes of good form again & very anxious to come to Australia the warm climate appealing to her. I hope Joe has given up the idea of soldiering. I cannot see how the Home will go on without him altho' this may sound selfish.