An Interactive Twilight Experience.
My Dear Esme
It has been a long time since I had an opportunity of writing to you, and I gladly avail myself of the present opportunity. Here I am to write a few lines and try and get it sent off to let you know that I am among the living.
We have been on a raid but I have not had time to give you the particulars of our trip. I will write in a few days if I can get a chance and write you a long one. I've been tending a soldier who's quite sick. My unit captured a good many prisoners while here and seen quite few losses. We fought nearly all day on Sunday two weeks ago today. The Germans boasted that we would never get out alive but they were badly mistaken, for we are back again and have sustained but very light loss, we never lost a man out of our company and only one or two out of the regiment. I wish I had time to give you a full description of our trip. It would be very interesting for you I know; but you will have to put up with this little scrawl for the present. I am in hopes that I will get a whole package of letters from you in a few days. I never wanted to see you half as bad in all my life as I do now. I would give anything in the world to see you and Edward. I have no idea when I will have that pleasure. We can't get any news here - do not know what is going on in the outside world. The boys will all write as soon as they get a chance to send them off.
They are sending letters off in the morning, I must close no for fear that I may not get this letter off in time. Write often, I will get eventually. I will write every chance I get. Please do not be uneasy when you do not get letters, for when we are scouting around as we have been it is impossible to write or to send them off. Give my love to Edward and our friends.
Sending my love and a thousand kisses to you, my sweet Esme. How my heart yearns for you! Know that you are so near and dear to me. Goodbye for now, my dear wife.
As ever your devoted and loving Husband, Captain Carlisle S. Cullen