10 Forsythia Grove
CORSETTSHIRE ZY6 4GT
April 18 1997
My Dear Harriet
You have shown courage and I am proud of you.
Perhaps he will slip up. Arrogant men often do. They think that they don’t have to bother to treat the women who love them, with kindness – honesty – or respect. They think that their forgiving wives will remain ever so. They think that the worm will never turn . . .
So carry on darling, but do put the bottles away won’t you?
I leave you with this dictum: In hac vita, necesse est malum non triumphandum esse.
Mum (in law)