Letter by CJD to R.H. Croll 1916.12.12
Because a silly thoughtless coot composed a song of rain The flattered gods turned on the tap to flood the thirsty plain, Likewise the hill, and then forgot to turn it off again.
I shall be delighted to see you, and Dad also.
Drop me a line a couple of days before you come so that I can arrange for band, flags and other items.
Next Monday I am going to town for a couple of days. If you see Leason you might tell him this, as I don't want him to come and find me away, and I haven't his address.
With the state of parties as they are in Fed. politics I fear I can do little to help friend Watts.
All I can think of is to send him to Russell with a letter, tho' I cannot promise that it will do much good unless there is a job actually waiting.
If you think it would be of use let me know and I shal send one down, and drop a note to Ted at the same time.
Hope to see you before Xmas. If not - a merry 'un.
CROLL Collection MS 8910, 1202/1(b) - State Library of Victoria.
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