Examples of informal letters

My dear Margaret,

Here it is summertime, and the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming and the bees making honey, and we haven't been fishing yet. Well, there is only one more month till July, and then we will go, and no mistake. I thought you might write and tell me about the high water round Pittsburgh sometime ago, and whether it came up to where you live or not...

I would like very much to hear from you oftener; it has been more than a month now since you wrote. Write soon and tell me how you are, and when school will be out, for we want plenty of holidays in July, so we can have a good time. I am going to send you something nice the last day of this week. What do you guess it will be?


(This is a letter written by American short story writer O. Henry to his daughter Margaret.)

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