A few words in a hurry, because tomorrow is St. Nicholas
Day. It is such a pleasant day in Holland, I should like to
celebrate it once more.
My dear Englishman (Gladwell is his name) is also going home
for a few days. You can imagine how he longs to go; he has
never been away from home before.
Write to me soon.
Is it as cold in Holland as it is here? With our little
stove, Gladwell and I are very comfortable - morning and
I have taken to smoking a pipe again and I enjoy it as of
old. Compliments to everybody who may ask about me. A warm
Your loving brother, Vincent
At this time, Vincent was 22 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 4 December 1875 in Paris. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 046.
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