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acting charades, for our benefits. It was great fun. "Henry

had "He - read - at - tea"(!) and "Des - per - ray - shun" and others. Ruth
was a man & swaggered and smoked cigarettes (would be) and Gurdon, in one was a giggling Papa (very funny!) and Margurite and Ralph
proved they had actor's blood in their veins. Then they played "Dumb Crambo" and Alice had Gurdon "shooed" to bed by acting a word that rhymed with "Miss" ("Kissing his father goodnight) and finally they asked us - The audience to act & let them guess - and forth- with - at Wiltsie's suggestion - It was "good" - "night" (with audible snores &c.) and away they went. We managed to endure the time till the mail. by Mrs. Perrin writing to her husband and reciting a "monologue" to Mrs. Miller - who was reading "His Fated Bride" or some such thing (Alice calls them all "The Peanut's Revenge") Alice reading on the sofa making brilliant remarks, and I looking on. I received letters from Papa & Mama, a dozen more P.Ks and letters from Freddie & Ned which were written at Stony Lake Sunday! I had a short chat with Wiltsie on the piazza - watching the fog - and looking for

acting charades, for our benefits. It was great fun. "Henry

had "He - read - at - tea"(!) and "Des - per - ray - shun" and others. Ruth
was a man & swaggered and smoked cigarettes (would be) and Gurdon, in one was a giggling Papa (very funny!) and Margurite and Ralph
proved they had actor's blood in their veins. Then they played "Dumb Crambo" and Alice had Gurdon "shooed" to bed by acting a word that rhymed with "Miss" ("Kissing his father goodnight) and finally they asked us - The audience to act & let them guess - and forth- with - at Wiltsie's suggestion - It was "good" - "night" (with audible snores &c.) and away they went. We managed to endure the time till the mail. by Mrs. Perrin writing to her husband and reciting a "monologue" to Mrs. Miller - who was reading "His Fated Bride" or some such thing (Alice calls them all "The Peanut's Revenge") Alice reading on the sofa making brilliant remarks, and I looking on. I received letters from Papa & Mama, a dozen more P.Ks and letters from Freddie & Ned which were written at Stony Lake Sunday! I had a short chat with Wiltsie on the piazza - watching the fog - and looking for

acting charades, for our benefits. It was great fun. "Henry

had "He - read - at - tea"(!) and "Des - per - ray - shun" and others. Ruth
was a man & swaggered and smoked cigarettes (would be) and Gurdon, in one was a giggling Papa (very funny!) and Margurite and Ralph
proved they had actor's blood in their veins. Then they played "Dumb Crambo" and Alice had Gurdon "shooed" to bed by acting a word that rhymed with "Miss" ("Kissing his father goodnight) and finally they asked us - The audience to act & let them guess - and forth- with - at Wiltsie's suggestion - It was "good" - "night" (with audible snores &c.) and away they went. We managed to endure the time till the mail. by Mrs. Perrin writing to her husband and reciting a "monologue" to Mrs. Miller - who was reading "His Fated Bride" or some such thing (Alice calls them all "The Peanut's Revenge") Alice reading on the sofa making brilliant remarks, and I looking on. I received letters from Papa & Mama, a dozen more P.Ks and letters from Freddie & Ned which were written at Stony Lake Sunday! I had a short chat with Wiltsie on the piazza - watching the fog - and looking for
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