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Whither And Why: Brought to you by the letters HH and H

HH and Honk have decided to bring back the art of letter-writing. We share some of their correspondence with you in the all-new Whither And Why!

HHTo: Gerald Honk, Esq.   4th January.
Sir,
New Year’s Resolution.
Hoping this letter finds you well. I fear I must explain my words dropping through your letterbox.
Dear Samantha insisted I resolve something constructive this new year – insistence on persisting with reconstruction of Venice using nothing but marshmallows has fallen on deaf but adorable ears.
So I proposed I begin writing letters to correspondents, and this was duly approved. None of this electronic mail lark for Nairn, eh, Honkers?
Seems, however, yours is the only address for which I have full particulars.
I remain, Sir,
Your most humble servant,
SIR HILARY HARRISON-NAIRN.

Gerald Honk esqTo: Sir Hilary Harrison-Nairn.  5th January.
Sir,
re: New Year’s Resolution.
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 4th.
What do you propose we correspond to each other about? I can think of nothing I would not already discuss cara a cara.
(I have taken up Spanish for my New Year’s Resolution.)
Yours faithfully,
HONK.
P.S. Greatly enjoyed the wax seal attached to your letter. How did you get Bismarck and Caution to pose nose-to-nose like that?

dog-seal2To: Gerald Honk, Esq.  9th January.
Sir,
re: Resolution.
I must apologise for the delayed reply. Have been pondering the question in your letter of the 5th.
There was one thing – I believe I have invented what I refer to as a Northumbrian Pizza. All the hallmarks of a great pizza, cheese, bread, &c, with the straightforward forthrightness of a Northumbrian.
Do call in at this address and try some. I will be at my desk on the morning of the 11th.
I remain, Sir,
SIR HILARY HARRISON-NAIRN.

Gerald Honk esqTo: Sir Hilary Harrison-Nairn.  9th January.
Sir,
re: Resolution.
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 9th.
It sounds very much to me like you have invented cheese on toast.
Is this in fact the case?
Yours truly,
HONK.

HHTo: Gerald Honk, Esq.  18th January.
Sir,
re: Resolution.
Darn it.
Yours,
SIR HILARY HARRISON-NAIRN.

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