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Sir, – Further to Tom Mathews’s letter (January 4th), I had a rather different experience. On my way home from work one summer’s evening, a little girl opposite initiated a conversation. We chatted merrily along for the journey, during which I asked, “What age are you?” She leaned over and whispered: “I’m four but I’m only three on the train”. Daddy looked very sheepish. – Yours, etc,



Co Dublin.

Sir, – Tom Mathews’s letter was highly amusing. If only I could have fully understood all its allusions. I live in Co Donegal. What, please, are “trains”? – Yours, etc,


Muff ,

Co Donegal.