An Apology for Not Keeping an Appointment
July 24， 199___
I"m writing to apologize about last Thursday。 I am terribly sorry that I didn"t go to see you， for I lost my wallet。 Anyway， I found it。 But it was too late for the train。 I had to take the bus。 What a pity that I took a wrong one。 It went to Milford。 There， I waited for half an hour for a bus to Driffield。 It was much worse that on the way to your home， the bus broke down。 So I just went back home to Pigston。 I really do apologize because I didn"t speak to you on the phone， but it wasn"t my fault。 I tried several times， but there was no answer。
Anyway， how about next Thursday?
Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year. Charles Lamb It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets. William Thomas Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. Thomas Mann New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions. Mark Twain Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time. Jean Paul Richter The only