2but it is a shame that Robbie is offended. It would be too bad to lose the friendship of so pleasant a little fellow student I should think when he lives so companitively near that he would come and see you during va- cation. You ought to en- vite him. I suppose however that the other does not live very far off either. Ha, ha. How ridiculous that I did not tell you about Father. We have had several letter, one only last night. He is keeping house entirely, Improv- ing the place by [ planting?] setting out trees etccamp meeting down at Merrimack then returned home Monday so you see I have had consider able fresh air. Maggie is gone to the dells tomorrow with a party and has invited me to go too but I hardly think I can at present. I had much rather go with you. Why don’t you folks [arrange?] an ex- cursion up there I am sure it would pay. Would not May like to go, and this would be a stopping place. We could do the most fashionable way and camp out about a week so you could paint. Annie was home last week and continues to enjoy her school. I have not heard from John lately.
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