[ 1885 August, 4 ]Letters
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[Alexandria] 4 August 1885

My dear Constantine,
     I enclose a cheque on the Credit Lyonnais for 15. Peter has given me 5 only, to send you this month; I have asked him to write and explain to you the reason why. Aristides cannot yet add anything to the monthly remittance, and I regret I am unable to send you more than 10. Altogether this is a note of regrets and inabilities: I daresay you will put us down as so many humbugs. But the Indemnities will now soon be paid and all these annoyances be conveniently relegated to the Past.
     Mr. Moss is still here and uncertain as to his impending departure.
      Remember me affectionately to mother and all, and believe me
          Yours
               John.


From John C. Cavafy
To Constantine Cavafy

Transcribed and edited by Katerina Ghika