6th October 1916
My dear Helen
You must be having a great time this fall. Your letters sound like it.
Herbert is the one that ought to go to school, if anyone should. I wish every day that I had more schooling, and if I ever get back to Canada, I am going to go to school again. A fellow can’t get along in this world unless he knows something, and I know nothing so far.
Don’t you think I ought to take a course in penmanship? I am an awfull writter. I am not improving in writing, but I can write an awful lot faster than I could before I came to England. That is some improvement as I used to be so slow.
With love to all,
Your loveing brother,