Paris 16 August
We received your letter for Cor
and gave it to him this morning because he arrived here very early, at 6 o’clock.1
We’re so pleased that he was able to break his journey to Southampton in Paris — in all likelihood he’ll be away for a long time, and Theo, in particular, would have been very sorry if he hadn’t seen him again. We started
showing him the city straightaway this morning, from place de l’Etoile to place de la Bastille, and he was thrilled with it.2
Theo was a bit disappointed that there wasn’t a note for him in it — do write to him soon — even if it’s just one little word — we’re so longing to hear how you are from you yourself, and hope so sincerely that you’ll soon feel better again. You don’t know how often
you are thought about and spoken of. Ma
wrote, too, that she was longing for another letter from you — do you know what Cor
brought me from her this morning? — a pair of the sweetest little socks for our little boy (for I still insist that it will be a little boy — even if you mock me for it!).
Do let Theo hear something from you soon if you can — he so longs for it. A warm handshake in thought from
Happily, Theo is well again.