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The Spike or Victoria University College Review Silver Jubilee 1924

Niue, 11th October, 1923

Niue, 11th October, 1923.

... The Chatham brought your letter a couple of days back and as the schooner is due any time now I am trying to get rid of my correspondence before the rush sets in . . .

...Now in regard to the jubilee. Needless to say such a reunion is most desirable. There is nothing we would like better than to be present. I am afraid that nothing short of a miracle will enable us to be present though. My term is up at 31st March, 1925, so that a furlough with only a year to go is impossible. My wife will probably be in New Zealand for good at the end of next year and I shall see the hurricane season out on my own and follow in April. So you can see for yourself that our presence, except in the spirit, is just about an impossibility. I have done no writing since I came back from the Front. The demands of the job don't leave the leisure which is essential for such work but I daresay my wife and I will be able to fake up something—not too elaborate. If so you will receive it by the end of the year. There will be no communication with us between December and April as you know.

Your information as to the whereabouts of various old pals was very interesting to us.

I am sorry that the Jubilee does not fall a year later. I have already missed the Diamond Jubilee of my old school this year. I attended the Jubilee of ten years ago and it was a great function. However, we have just about reached the end of our tether in the islands.. .

Well, I must leave it at that...

Guy N. Morris