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Robert B. House WWI Correspondence

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2/ he played a beautiful piece in church. Madame Humbol has made us all comfortable for another week and ^has had much fun over Monsieur Humblois discomfort at the scarcity of tobacco taunting him with the jest that he loves his pipe better than he does wife. Monsieur Humbloe laughs with her and puffs away, telling me

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between puffs that they have always had much fun this way throughout their forty four years together. He is a great old gentleman, proud of his vigor, and his prowess as a hunter, but proudest of his four sons all soldiers and distinguished: one of them wears the military medal. The daughter whose name I don't know and her daughter la petite mademoiselle, Paullo

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have made many more yards of the embroidery they always work on, and have had some jolly times making it and, finally, the cat has dozed for one more week undisturbed in the ashes. The Colonel has cut me out completely with the Mayor's daughter and takes all the French for

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himself. I have to console myself with a book and other companions. In the meantime I am learning more French. I have at last connected with my pay. I hope the allotment reached Papa all right. I have also bought $10.000 worth of War Insurance, and have designated Papa as my beneficiary. Don't

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3 forget the premium on my little policy with the New England Mutual which will fall due January 14, 1918. I hope my letters reach you all right: I have not heard from you since Sept 26. Perhaps I will get a bunch of mail all at once.

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