I am very sorry to have to bother you today, but it appears that the bell on your door is the only one I can currently ring. Under the circumstances, this message’s arrival may seem quite surprising, but no distance between us can stop our correspondence. Alas, the same circumstances that are keeping us apart have limited my time and should continue to do so. It would be really great if you could pick up a package in care of me and go out of town and to the old lighthouse in order to deliver to our mutual friend. This would be the last thing I’d ask. I know our relationship is a forest of regrets, but I’d hate for our friend to be alone. I am anxiously wringing my hands.