"Have just received your letter, one day sooner than expected. I am afraid, if we go on at such a rate, increasing the weight of our letters, we shall soon have to pay "surtaxes". We have better to talk. It will be cheaper and more pleasant.
What could make you think I would't like to have a "promenade sentimentale" with you in the woods ? That is quite offending for me ! Anyhow, you unsettled my schemes by answering so soon. My best thanks for it ! But I have decided to spare Saturday's night to write to you and so will I do. Today I am to write to my mother. I write in english (bad english) to puzzle your "pipelet". As you must be waiting for my answer, I send you this beautiful picture. The child will keep quiet. Dear little thing, I beg to remain your "cher et très sympathique ami". H. R."