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Today I am 25 years old. This is my fifth birthday spent in the army and I sincerely hope it will be the last.. I don’t feel any different, I am still fed up and bored and what is worse my spells of homesickness get worse every day. Often during the day I suddenly think of home and Evelyn and all that we should be doing together and for quite a time I am driven almost mad by those thoughts. Oh if could only get back to England, any part would do so long as I could follow the words or Wordsworth.

I wondered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

I am still very annoyed with Evelyn. I had a letter this week saying she was almost certain to buy that car so I sent her a telegram telling her not to. I do hope she doesn’t take it the wrong way for I have no wish to hurt her. I love her far too much to do that. Iy does seem though as if my little world is toppling over. First she gets a new job then wants me to give up radio and now the car. My S. Africa plans for us seem to be very remote now but I still intend to have a shot at it if possible even if I have to go out by myself. Anyway I have made a firm stand and I can now only wait and see.

This week I saw another opera, Madame Butterfly and it was great. Next week i am going to see the Barber of Seville, another opera. I am becoming a real opera fan mainly because of the lovely music.

I shudder when I realise that compared to two years ago my morale is down at least 50% and only my sense of duty keeps me going. Evelyn used to send me words of inspiration but they are finished now. Two lads from Leeds are with me here, Jack Taylor and Joe Shastall (?) They keep my spirits up no end. Jack is a real beer drinker and he is seldom sober though he is vey good natured. Joe is a comedian if ever there was one and he too would give his last drink away. They are the ” (unclear)  in action”.


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