Very many thanks for several letters, a parcel of very welcome books and chocolate – I am eating the latter while I write – and also for the two letters from the School-people. I am at present having a rest. I don’t need one but my temper lately has been so bad and my language so unprintable that I was told to take one and packed off here. Here is HQ. 1st Corps. One of the General Staff Officers is on leave so I am keeping is office chair warm for him – a poor game really but I suppose very restful. Eyes get tired very quickly and are not right yet so I don’t mind. I am here for a fortnight within a stone’s throw of the Btn. So don’t alter the address on my letters, it is not worth while. This afternoon I am going to try and fine Ganny, I believe he is not very far away. I had a letter from Mrs de G to say that he was not seriously wounded and had returned to duty. I don’t expect I shall find him but it will give me something to do.