Mangamaunu — Oct 10th 97
* I.e. Emma Brooks.
† Square brackets in MS.
Oct 10th 97.
You won't be surprised to hear that we are more than full up of this place and can stand the lonliness no longer. Will be up early next month. Tell you all my news and compare notes then. I'll stay in Wgtn if I get anything, if not, and it's safe I'll run for Sydney Am getting orders from leading Eng and Scottish magazines. But we cant yarn in a letter after this interval. Will take unfur rooms or small cottage if I stay in Wgton; but I don't see the fun of writing for Australian prises and living at New Zealand rates. Give my regards to Mrs Mills.
Yours truly.[In another hand:] and love from me.