Word arrives from the frozen North:
Attn: Manfred Von Richthofen,
We write to inform you that we have not been able to speak with you on the phone, because your number we have is not working. Please reconfirm the telephone number to us so that one of our representatives will contact you.
The Baron is pleased but asks for understanding:
Mein dear Sirs,
I am most pleased being that you have me contacted. I was that you would contact me beginning to be doubting.
Mein number is 03 9933 4593 but I am the phone unable to answer.
I must be telling you that I am being deaf and that the telephone is to me as much use as an ashtray on a motorcycle being. I was in ein aeroplane geschmashingkeit accident unt mein hearing ist verschnickered.
The goodest news is that I am being told by the doctors that this is only a temporary affliction.
I am being of the understanding that I must to you send some monies.
Please tell me how I must this be doing.
Manfred von Richthofen.