I haven’t been back to the steamer trunk since the incident the other day, but I found another letter in that envelope, another sliver of information from my great-grandfather, and I know I’m going to need to go back to the trunk soon.
This was a letter from ‘Roberts’ – apparently Kevin Roberts, one of my great-grandfather’s army buddies – talking about Arthur’s death. It seems like my great grandfather felt there was something unusual about the death, but this Roberts character is trying to convince him that it was suicide. I know that so many terrible, real-world things happened during the war, and lots of guys came home different, couldn’t handle it, but this letter seems off somehow. It’s trying too hard to convince my great-grandfather that nothing strange is going on, which in itself seems strange.