BPL Higg 116: etext transcription

< bplhigg116.txt.1; letter >
Dear friend -
I was
shocked to
see this in
the Morning
Paper -
She wrote me
in Spring
that she could
not walk, but
not that she
would die -
I was sure
you would know -
Please say it

<second leaf (BPL Higg 116)>
is not so -
What a Hazard
a Letter is!
When I think
of the Hearts
it has scuttled
and sunk -
I almost fear
to lift my Hand
to so much
as a Super-
Trusting that
all is peace
in your loved
Abode -
With alarm -
Your Scholar -