as proud as could be that the letter was addressed to me. I handed over the enclosure to Mother and she at once deposited it in her stocking-for the time being, while she enjoyed the letter. You are very very good to the Mahon family. Henry wrote us to-day that you had sent him a much appreciated Christmas gift.
He is doing such good work. We are all proud of him. His latest short story "Putting the Skids Under Arthur," got an A-the very highest rank-and the instructor said it was the best story turned in by any one.
He had Christmas dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Cowley but we missed Henry an awful lot. Charley was here for part of the