we found someone who directed us with more than customary intelligence and in half an hour we were at our billet -- just in time for dinner.
When I got back from the course on Sunday I found a great accumulation of mail, including all your letters from Dec 8. to 17. I was sorry to learn of the incursions of La Grippe into the family circle; but as the later word told of his expulsion, I didn't allow myself too much emotion.
Marj. was quite right in guessing that I anticipated a rise out of my prairie allusion; tho' I had almost forgotten
Trotter, Bernard Freeman, Letter, 10 January 1917