Ann. Good lord. I thought you were in Copenhagen?
I am, I was, aren’t you in Scotland? I didn’t know that you’d written from Paris they didn’t
tell me, I mean my sister did eventually but she couldn’t write back to you because your
letter disappeared with your address on it. I was so cross when I found out but you see
the thing is, I don’t think she’s very happily married, Elizabeth, I think she’s frightened
of him. I don’t think he’s very nice, I think he destroyed the letter and I didn’t think
think this not at the time but I think he just married her for her money and I think
that she’s miserable. Well, I suppose that’s the trouble with being very rich, you never
can be sure of peoples motives. We talked about you, me and Elizabeth. She said, she
thought that sometimes, often a good friendship is better than a marriage. Are you alright?
Pit collapsed, flooded, it’s fixable but it just need’s money throwing at it and I, I
took a gamble. I shouldn’t have but we’re not alive are we? if we’re not taking the
odd risk, now and again. No, no we’re not. I should have written again but when I didn’t
hear back I… god I’ve missed you. Have you? There was just one morning, I just thought
I couldn’t stand it anymore. It must’ve been after that that Elizabeth wrote to you. Yes
but she didn’t say that you, oh lord. I would have come straight back if I’d known that.
Do you know, I don’t think one hour passed when I didn’t think of you. I tried not to
but every time I closed my eyes, there you were. I met the Queen of Denmark, I curtsied
to the wrong person and that was embarrassing but hey ho. She invited me to her birthday
ball, it was interesting enough, the food was very poor but all night I kept thinking
if you had seen me, you’d laugh. I had to wear white satin, head to toe in white satin.
I had birds of paradise in my hair, one of them fell out in the carriage. I managed to
stick it back in, I don’t think anyone noticed but I made a bit of an impact one way or another.
Friendly people the Danes, I think I should go back there, one day. Perhaps I could come
with you? You know, if you asked me to marry you again, I wouldn’t say no. But would you
say yes? Yes. Would you and stick to it and mean it? Yes. Take the sacrament with me,
in church and mean that too. I love you Ann. I’m in love with you. I always have been.
Don’t hurt me, I’m not as strong as you think. Well I am obviously but sometimes I’m not.