Thanks his mother for her letter, which arrived on the 11th or 12th [February]; sends love to all. Fifteen boys have 'the plague, ie chickenpox' including Hicks, Lid, Lawson, Barnaby, Law, O'Brien, Booth, Rumbold, Davenport, Clive, Clerk, Van de Weyer mi[nor] and Lenox. It 'is awful fun, there are such a few of us'. Is sleeping in Sac[k]ville West's room, as all his usual room-mates are ill, and likes it 'very much'. The first [form] are 'doing Physiography instead of geography, the book is by Huxl[e]y, and it is very interesting indeed. Hopes his father is well.
Continues with a letter to [his brother] Georgie, wishing him 'many happy returns of the day' as he thinks tomorrow is his birthday; Georgie should 'count that purse as [Robert's] present. Hopes he is getting on well with Latin, and that his leg is better. Sends his love to Booa [Mary Prestwich] and hopes she is well.
Series of sketches on the back page showing the misfortunes of a man attempting to shoot a 'bun[n]y': '1 He misses. 2 He hits his hat He goes over [a cliff] 3 He is shot while revenging himself 4 He goes in [to the sea or other body of water].