Thursday, 3 January 2008

On the Tenth Day of Christmas

[This correspondence began on 25th December…]

3rd January
As I write this letter, ten disgusting old men are prancing about all over what used to be the garden—before the geese and the swans and the cows got at it; and several of them, I notice, are taking inexcusable liberties with the milkmaids. Meanwhile the neighbours are trying to have us evicted. I shall never speak to you again.

[...and continues on 4th January]

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