15 April 1922

Victoria Palace Hotel, Paris

My dearest Brett
   I look at my list and there are eleven letters to write this morning. But you shall come first; I have so much I want to say to you its hard to begin. First - the Easter egg did arrive on Saturday. It took nearly another day to get it through the customs. I am quite overwhelmed by it and can't utter a word. I certainly never would have guessed that. But you must have paid so much, too. That makes me feel uncomfortable. It must have cost a fearful sum. It is too noble a gift; I shall have one day to give it back to you. But I can't for the life of me speak about it. Overwhelmed is the only word. But I wish you hadn't spent so much, especially as you need money now. And I cant help feeling you bought it for yourself and sacrificed it. I shall only keep it for you. Thats the only way I can. [To Dorothy Brett, 17 April 1922.]