Today was so exciting! You were one of the main topics at the sewing circle! Rebecca and Samantha agreed that if I behaved I could join their sewing circle today and your mother asked if Suzanne Wickon could lower the age of the people coming to the ball, the Masked Ball, the one that I wrote 7 pages about in my letter to you, and your mother told her of how you wished to go and it actually made Suzanne and Cristal cry!! They felt so bad for you as I felt, and Suzanne consented to you going! She also said that some of the well-behaved people at Proper Schoolcould go. Samantha is going to make an announcement at Proper School too. Also, Polly was very rude at sewing circle and called Kirsten Larson a pinky-face! Then Suzanne took her out of the sewing circle and back home and then declared that Polly would never come to sewing circle again. Then she asked if Sonja could join in Polly’s place, and then Samantha asked if I could come. Lily consented that at the next one we could come on a trial basis. Unfortunately she said that you could not come to my deep dismay, but you can come to the Masked Ball! Well, enough about sewing circle, I love your idea about secret notes! Did you get mine? My secret name is Cordelia. When Sonja writes to me she seems obsessed with growing up. For Christmas I want some new Victorian dresses! And a new doll. Why doesn’t David keep the fish he catches? That is rather silly of him! What are you going to be for the ball? Are Nan and William behaving?
Waiting in suspense for your next letter, your faithful friend forever be,