Wednesday [July] 1944
Here are the two eight-cent stamps as requested. It is a treat to see something other than ones, twos and threes.
I am paying Dr Desan's bill and also the Hydro taxes.
Do not send me any more Mandrakes. I can see that the artist exhausted himself last year in a really ingenious strip called the Kordies. The other three were imitations gradually deteriorating until this one promises to be a wash-out. So do not send any more, which instruction, of course, will greatly disappoint you.
My silver gown is so clean that at first I thought mother had bought a new one. I intend to display it to the students and friends around the premises.
I haven't heard from Maclean's magazine yet. I hope Irwin's arrangement wasn't vetoed by someone higher up. [...]†
So you have been to Chinatown. I hope the dinner was as good as the guests.
No Cayke, there should be no irony about your writing to me so there I have read it. I read every syllable, every bit of punctuation even, although some of it may be a bit questionable from a coldly critical point of view. However, the content is remarkable and most fascinating. Keep up the good work. My next letter will be to Mother.
Love to both of you