Eliza [Tabor] to her husband

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From Malvern to India. John does not seem to wish Noel to play football, but Dr. Haynes thought that for a boy who was not strong, football was better than cricket, as it involved less standing about, and he must take some exercise. Still no success in getting nomination to Marlborough for Noel; hoping to get one direct from Council, otherwise he cannot enter for scholarship. Cases have arrived; heavy carriage charges and some useless things put in by bearer. Very pleased with books and eggs. Refers again to dispute over Alethea. Her grievance is that she gave Lilian definite instructions not to speak English for more than a certain time, and Alethea made her disregard this, although Lilian explained it to her. But this 'as well as many other things, is now with me a matter of dull hopelessness'.