To Miss Daphne Welby, From Mr Horace Mabry *in belated reply to the previous letter
Dear Miss Welby,
It is with hope this letter finds you in health, or for that matter finds you at all as the local post is notorious for letters going astray. The town is not the same without you and your presence is quite missed. I trust you and your family are well, perhaps also that you might return soon. With the arrival of the New Year one is filled with optimism for the future even as the sun is scarce. It is my sincerest wish that fortune deigns our paths shall cross again. Until that time, I remain faithfully yours.