[19 Aug. 1926]
How are things going old chap? Sal, Penelope, Billy, Deirdre & your own Editorial Highness. Things moving along here slowly. A bit lonely in a way. All our neighbours are away and I do not know if they are returning this summer. Did you go to Vancouver? I didn't, as I had been away enough from my family in June & July. I feel very sorry that you couldn't get a decent holiday this summer; Sal needed it badly but luck seemed to be against you. How about Poteen? Is it ready? Does the market look good bad or indifferent for books generally this year? I wonder.
However, with a house on a lake, a garden and a golf field not distant, and a punt these other mundane things slip by.
Beck sent that wood all right. You needn't have ordered it as a bit of wood doesn't signify anything. If you and Sal thought you could take a couple of weeks about the first of October you are welcome here. Lovely weather then if a little cool at night.