16 December 1914


Mena Camp

Dear Isabel,

This is a photo of the Sphinx which is about a mile from the camp. It had no nose now because when Napoleon was here over 100 years ago he fired at the poor old thing with canons and of course it is not so good-looking now as it used to be. But I suppose you know more about these things from your school books, than I could tell you. Our camp is about 8 miles from Cairo, & just near the pyramids, about which I will tell you some other time. You would be very amused if you could be here & see the people & their way of living, which is entirely different to ours. I will have quite a lot to tell you about when I return. I hope you have a lovely Xmas & get plenty of presents from good old Santa Claus. Love from your friend Vernie.





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