21st Oct. 1917
The last two days have been great and everything is drying up. However, it's still mighty cold at night and the water in the morning is colder than R.M.C. was.
I was up the O.P. yesterday and it's not so bad in the day now. 8 A.M.- 5 P.M. I also killed another Boche. There were 6 working in a trench under an officer. The first 3 rounds were close but didn't do anything but frighten them. The officer had a greatcoat on and we could see him quite well running like the mischief for the funk hole. I then fired again and got the exact spot and kept one gun layed on it. In about half an hour another two came up to have a look around so I pasted two rounds at them. We only saw one get back to the trench and are pretty sure the other one copped it as we had two telescopes, a periscope and 3 pairs of glasses watching it and we never saw him at all. I wish this would happen every day as it breaks the monotony a bit.
I'm on liaison tonight and will likely put in a darn chilly night.
I hear Mrs. Burns has given me $5. Hurray, it all helps and I'm not sure how I stand after the leave. Will you send me her address and I'll thank her for it.
I also had the wind up when I got the cablegram, I thought sure something had happened but thanks awfully. The drop cookies are swell and I sure had a good birthday.
Must close now as we're firing in a few minutes. Write soon.
Love to all.