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Berry asks that Barbour teach some of her best students to sing one or two popular ballads. Teaching the girls under her will not interfere with the group being trained at the Girls School
Berry asks Barbour to train girls in Sunshine to sing ballads, stressing the importance of both girls and boys being able to sing to the many guests she expects through the summer.
Wells writes of the lovely visit to the schools she and her husband had, mentioning hearing the students sing old English ballads, the Foundation School, and the House of Dreams. Wells has recently learned that her brother was on the SS Vestris, which wrecked on the way to Robinson Crusoe Island. Her brother survived the shipwreck and she was glad to have been spared the news until he was known to be safe.