Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 477
further trouble. They seem to be under the impression that there are millions more of us back in Australia and I always let them think it, as there is less chance of any trouble whilst the natives think there are plenty more hordes of us demons. If we are sitting in a tram it is ten to one the conductor will say "Australia velly good"; the average tram fare here costs 2 milliems which is exactly ¼ d for a section equally the length of Sydneys section.
I am simply spilling over with impressions of Cairo which I want to write down, but I must reserve something for a future letter, so here is the end of this one.
I hope business hasn't slackened too much at the shop, and especially in the S-H; and of course you will remember me to Mr Robertson and all the hands, to say nothing of the ladies?
With kind regards to yourself and Mrs Spencer
Your Sincere Friend
(Sgt) Harry. G. Hodges A.I.F
If possible will you send a copy of this to my folks?