Charlie writes but hides the truth

“Mum, sorry I’ve taken so long to write. I expect you’ve been worried but to be honest things have been pretty quiet here. We only spend a few days at a time in the trenches. Last week I was part of push and myself and few other lads went on a scouting expedition 2 days before an attack. I was scared but with good lads around me I felt safe enough. Keep sending the fruit cake. Love, Charlie.”