My dear Girl,
I am really so ashamed of that scrawl I sent you on Tuesday that I am going to endeavor to efface the memory of it by the present erudite epistle!
[Leedorn?] has actually arrived here, and rushed around to see me the first thing, making a call of only an hour and during the course of it invited me to go to the Cliff Bathing [Show?] with him any morning during the month and to go out to [Cliff?]Side last evening to a dance. He was just as nice as possible and humbly
farms and [gardens?] were in a dreadful state.
There are quantities of strangers here now and about two hundred land every day, about half of whom leave the next day because they cannot find accommodations, for there is not a single hotel on the Island, all the buildings used as such having been originally dwelling-houses and then altered.
I saw by today’s paper that the district school at [Sunset?] was in want of a teacher salary $200. I think of applying if I do not hear from Dr. Caldwell.
Last Sunday evening I actually went to church. The attraction was a Mr. [Poole?]
I hadn’t the vaguest idea that this letter still [...ed?]
And I write you that Miss Abbot ‘87 was here in town! I met her in a store a week ago today and meant to have called upon her but it has been impossible so far. Professor Mitchell came two days ago and I never called on her until Monday evening, and she [needs?] to leave Tuesday.
still in Europe and [...] asked me if I would go to Europe with him to see his mother. I said I was ready to start at once which slightly quenched his ardor. But enough of him although I could [...] [wh…?] with what he has said and done since Wednesday night - the time of his arrival.
Last night we had a very heavy rain for about an hour - the first that we have had since Fourth of July - Every where was so dusty that it was no pleasure to ride or walk any where, and all the
I heard through Jessie Whalen that Nellie had been up in [Glo...ville?] visiting. her aunt but I ^have had nothing but a postal from her.
Laura [Glum?] called on me Sunday and came this morning to borrow a Cicero for a friend of hers who plans to enter Vassar next month, and to see if I would tutor her in it if she decided to prepare here instead of at home.
It is raining now quite hard and the sky is very dark so I [imagine?] a thunder storm will entertain us before we see the sun again.
I am disgusted to find that
Received your postal and am waiting for the letter.
Mother and Mabel send their love -