Thursday, December 24, 2009
About Letter 171
Bill is in a warm, dry place in Siersthal, France "staying close to the fire" and recouperating from 27 consecutive days spent in a foxhole. He gets a "verbal spanking" from the censor and must rewrite the letter. In closing Bill rereads his letter and exclaims, "I must admit I've never found anything so garbled and disjointed. Must be my state of mind."