I am glad that you will see to Peder being fed properly, for he will never grow up to be a strapping young lad if he eats nothing but vegetables. William, although a very healthy young boy, worries me with his constant worshipping of the soldiers whenever they walk past. It would be Mother’s worst nightmare if he joined the militia instead of going to Oxford or apprenticing at Father’s shop. At the moment he is still far too young for his leaving to even be a possibility, but in the meantime this new infatuation with the army must come to an end somehow…
Indeed, William did try to “get the Montoyas back” as you put it, by pouring the privy water in their waterfall, which was a good idea in my opinion, for it will just be swept right down the stream and away from us and them as well.
I am rather excited about my Father’s general store. He is importing all kinds of things from far off countries all over the world and everything sold there will be of the finest quality. A fresh, salty breeze just blew through the curtains and calls me to leave the stuffy atmosphere of the kitchen for a ride along the sea on my beloved Penny.
Write soon, Love Lissie.