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Monday 19 February 1917

Still rumours of peace this year, I hope, as Kipling says "WAR should be made by men without wives, Bangles ring softly & sadly" & one cannot help feeling different when married.

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Thank you for paying my Insurance Premium, if I live 6 years I draw the Principal – Use the balance of Interest from W & A for anything wanted in the House – I pay nothing now, but often think of you all & the old Pater who has gone. Your letter of Dec. 31st was such a nice long one, it came last night, also May's song, too much forcing conscription to sell & not enough about GIRLS to take on with the Soldiers.

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