[On headed notepaper for 8 Grosvenor Crescent, S.W.]:- Apologises for being 'so long' in writing to his mother this week. Has just got a copy of the Latin prose, which has 'to be shown up in about a month's time, so there is no hurry'. Has not yet got the verse, but it will be given out in a few days. Got his spectacles, which he likes very much, and thinks 'the spring wires a great improvement'. Went to tea with Charlie last Sunday; had 'a very good tea, eggs and bacon', and Charlie looks 'very well'. Robert got a game [of cricket] yesterday, and scored four runs. Hopes his father is well; would like to see his speech on literature and supposes that it will be in the newspapers so will try to find it.
Is 'getting on all right in Glazer's form', but does not know where he will be placed. Is working hard at gymnastics, and hopes to 'get [his] B before the end of the term'. Has given up thinking about his epigram, as he could not write a 'really good one', and will concentrate on the fifth-form verse and prose. Will enter the reading prize, as it 'takes no time, and does not want any preparing'.