16 August, 1921
My dear Charley,
No dead elegant stationary stamped
nor otherwise - but maybe you can handle
it with songs to hold it at sufficient dis-
tance to prevent contamination and yet at
reading range. I am of the proletariat.
But, just now, not of the "working classes", thanks
so a summer vacation one of the compensations
of school teaching.
It was good to have your letter even
if it did say my brother is going to the Devil.
You ought to know. I have just written him
and sent a hymn and some prayers I have
come especially to love this summer. I'm sending
you to carbon copy of the same. I am almost
alone here in this woods on the edge of a lake -
and are having some of the peace and trust
and beauty of God's world the trees and
the water especially How they do search faith
and peace and relaxation of mind and
body. Only Nell Datches and I have been here