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The Divisional School, Peover Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire. Lower Peover 242.
As you see, I have now arrived at Peover & it all seems to be quite pleasant. There are 20 officers attending the courses & as far as one can tell they are a pleasant & friendly crowd - & the C.O. is a very nice man of about 50-55.
It is practically all lectures - & the hours are from 9-0 until 1-0, in the morning, & from 5-0 intil 6-30 in the evening with a half-holiday on Wednesday, & free from 11-0 on Saturday until Monday morning. So we are not over worked & if only this bloody war would get off the ground, I
could get quite a bit of golf.
The food seems to be quite good & costs us 2/- a day - & I have a pleasant enough room with three others & a bathroom of our own. I have brought up my own servant with me - the house has central heating & fires and its snowing again.
So now darling, you know about as much as I do myself.
I went into the Grotto yesterday, & was talking to Evans, who told me that Capt Paulton had been talking to him the previous evening about his efforts on my behalf about the Ordnance, & was very pleased with what he had done. Apparently he has managed to get the Colonel in Chester to write to the War
Address as before on headed paper. 2. Office & ask for my transfer. Capt P told Evans he thought it would come off, & that then it would not matter what B.D. had to say. He is going to write me about it.
So that sounds a little better, & we shall see what happens.
Well darling, I told you in my letter this afternoon that I would write you all about my talks with Drs Groves & Mccoy. But it would take a very long letter indeed, & then when finished would not really mean any more than what I have already told you. So I will leave all the
details until I see you. They both said what a terrible thing this flu with acute laryngitis is - how terribly quickly it developes - & how helpless they are in these cases - & what a very serious thing a trachiotemy is when performed on a child in that condition. Dr McCoy said he had just lost another child with exactly the same illness. A little girl of 9 months - she was taken to the Infirmary in the very early stages - but they could not save her. They were both awfully kind to me, & Dr McCoy in particular could not say enough about what a lovely child he thought Lisa was.
I told Dr Groves quite a lot about the other baby, & as to how Lisa
Headed paper, address as before. 3. was born. He said he did not think there was any reason at all to have a Caesarean for the next time - & he hoped you would have another baby as soon as possible, after you are really well again.
I had a talk with Daddy as to whether Lisa suffered - & he says we must believe him when he says that she did not, & that she would only be partly conscious all the time. He says nature is very kind in these cases, & when the breathing is so hard, the lack of oxygen makes