12 Nov 1943, W J Carrie's wartime diary
It's not quite 4pm - so not 7am with you yet and you can hardly be up yet. Alabaster came down specially to tell me I am on the list - what a relief! Now I know I'll be free before the end of the year and home sometime in January. What a reunion that will be - you'll be scared when you see me I'm sure - I'm so thin but I'll soon fatten up. I won't be a good bed companion for sometime however - all knobs!
I have stayed in bed all day today but I must get up tomorrow. I'm all right now and my herpes is clearing up. But the weather is bleak and cold so I was just as well in bed today. I think I'll stop this letter now as I can't take it out with me. It has been a little communion with you every little while.
All my love always. Billie.
Letter No 28 just arrived.