March 2, 1917
Just a few lines as it is late. Had no Prince Edward Island letters in last week's mail but had a letter from Laura Simpson, Laura (Brown) Gordon and the day after one from Laura Gordon, written while she was in London on leave. Also received papers from Clemmie and you. Many thanks for them. Reading matter has been a little scarce down here and I was very glad to get them. We are still very busy and expect to be here for a couple of weeks yet. I spoke about being up to see Heber in my last letter. Since writing he has been down to see me. He was down seeing about his commission and expects to leave for England in a couple of weeks. He is lucky in getting away now as he will be back in time for the summer fun. I don't think there is very much news. We have had it pretty fine for the last week and it is splendid for working. The war news for the last week has been pretty good. The fall of Kut [?] and the retreat on the Somme certainly look encouraging. I think Fritz is beginning to feel the pinch pretty heavy and it can only be a question of a few months now until he throws up and quits. I think this sum-
mer we will be able to show him war is not a healthy game.
The bunch have all moved up and we have moved out of the huts we built into a tent which we put up under tarpaulins and corrugated iron. It is splendid place, the most comfortable home I have been in since coming to France. We have a good shower, all have beds made and shelves around, a board floor, a table, benches and even an arm chair which one of the engineers made so we are jake.
Now I think I must quit and drop Clemmie a line before I turn in.
Love to all and a large share for yourself fronyour loving son, Harold