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Boulogne Saturday 28th Dearest Mother. I hear from Phyllis today that you have your convalescents, and even 20 of them (where have you put them all?) Now would you not like me to come back? I am quite quite ready to come. I don't approve of doing other things when you are wanted in your own place and if you have 20 men to look after, it seems to me that you will be rather shorthanded. Will you please decide entirely according to your wishes. If you send me a telegram I will return at once and no more said. They can get someone else here. You understand I should not be happy here if I thought you needed me. I reckoned that you would be able to manage 11 without difficulty, but 20 is a different matter.
I've had a busy day and I'm just going out to dine with the Duncombes who leave tomorrow.
Please telegraph and I'll come home at once. Your ever affectionate daughter Gertrude