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How many in these days of SMS and e-mailing can bother to write complete sentences, let alone descriptive accounts that can penetratingly evoke real life experiences ? But we are in 1971, nearly a quarter century short of the Internet. Read these letters - it is surely the next best thing to having actually participated !