[26 Nov. 1946]

Dear Esther:

I forgot to tell you a story when I posted Earle's letter. An American G.I. who had been in Japan for three months returned to America. Along came a letter from a Japanese girl 'Dear Joe, you have been three months gone. I am three months gone. If you don't come back then I must hari-kari or kari-hari.' Get it.

Ned.