Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 50
by the way viewed me askance a while and thought me one of Neptune's mermans, they having been informed of my drowning.
Life continues dull, stale and unprofitable and I would I were a contemporary of Omar's for Id like to grasp this sorry scheme of things entire and shatter
them it to bits around a certain German Palace not far from Berlin and then remould them in dear old Sydney which one never appreciates in its entirety until he's been away from it 12 months, and in these most uncertain of equally uncertain times, cannot give even an approximate guess as to when, if ever indeed, he'll see it again.
A propos of Uncertain Things, I felt a chill creep