Belgium, Dec 2/18

Dear Emma;-
Your letter of Nov.18 reached me the night before last. There was one from Major Burgess in the same mail. We have had only the one mail during the past five days.
I should have written to you last night but I was very tired and the letter could not have gone out before this morning anyway. I have just had breakfast and am holding up the mail man until I finish this letter. It is now after eight o’clock. We expected to march out at 8 this morning but for some reason we are being left in billets. I for one am not at all sorry for I am willing to admit that I was tired when we reached our billets last night.
We have had four days in succession marching. We covered 15 miles the first day, 14 the second, 11 the third, and yesterday we made 18 or thereabouts. We were to have moved another 19 miles to day, but as I remarked we are having a days rest in billets. Our billets are not very good but we are warm and comfortable. We are now in the Ardennes and the scenery reminds one very much of the Highlands of Scotland. The roads wind up the valleys of streams. The hills are well covered with trees and here and there one sees little villages consisting of stone houses. We travel the picturesque roads during the day and billet in the villages at night. We are now within a little more than a days march from the German frontier. The weather has been in our favour except during the first day when it rained dogs & cats.
I shall try to write again this afternoon.
Yours in love,
Harold W. McGill

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