A letter from Mina
My Dearest Lucy,
3"I'm sorry it has been so long since I last wrote. I have simply had too much work to do. The life of an assistant school-teacher can sometimes be hard. I am really looking forward to seeing you. When we are by the sea we can talk and daydream. I have been working a lot lately, because I want to keep up with Jonathan's studies, and I have been practising shorthand too. When we are married this will be be useful to Jonathan because if I can do shorthand well I can take down what he wants to say and afterwards write it out on the typewriter. I am also practising very hard at using a typewriter.