To Emma, Philip, and little Edgar,
Things haven't changed much since my last assignment at Addermire. Excepting I report to a different fellow now, and he's twice as strict.
It's strange because there ain't really nothing [sic] for me to do. There's the doctor, but she just stays in and does her research. Maybe they need guards owing to the strange noises I hear at night. Not the usual creeks [sic] and groans a building makes. I feel any minute I might come around a corner and see something awful.
But I don't want to worry you. I'll be back in a few days. Buy yourselves a nice fat chicken when you get this letter.