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Important Parts of A Letter
The Formal of A Letter
A Letter Commencements
A Selection of Letter Endings
Love Letters ......
Lovely Poems and Toasts ......
Love Letters Continue
Business Letters ......
Love Letters ......
The Toast of Love ....
Love Letters ......
Important Advise From the Writer
Love with Its Full meaning ......
A Letter by A Married Woman
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HOW TO WRITE
LOVE LETTERS TOASTS
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My Dear Eddy,
During your absence 1 have exhausted most of
these love letters and hope you may be most can-
did to appreciate it and show to your most humble
friends. Now I have resolved to write this few
lines to you, me and the whole public.
Therefore 1 put your name on it in sweet me-
mory of our long blood relationship in those days
when we are young, were most improbable than
Most people do not make any attempt to write
letter due to timidity or shyness and at times
Though, We cannot all hope to become writers
of good books yet most people can try of course
with some knowledge they have and much practice,
they become of very nice letter writers,
I, Eric Speedy Onwudiwe, have just made an
attempt and hope to receive the letters of congra-
talation from different parts of the region, The-
most important thing in letter writing is the main
aim of your letter. Observe some certain rules in
opening and closing of your letter.
In.. most cases in.the body, of your letter you
must see that you observe certain things such as
greetings and salutation according to the aim of
your letter, and to whom you are addressing the letter.
You can see below the following points numbered
THESE ARE THE IMPORTANT PARTS OF A LETTER
ONE: The salutation or greetings at the beginning
of the letter.
TWO: The heading or address of the writer.
THREE: The object or body of a letter.
FOUR: You must remember salutation at the end
of the four letter.
FIVE: Kindly remember to whom or the direction
where the letter may be directed.
SIX: Let us examine these parts and note the
correct way to set them out on the
SETTING OUT A LETTER
Every letter is required to conform a certain
conventions. The se mainly concern the way the
letter commences and finishes.
1. (a) Beginning should always be made with the
address, and no letter should ever be written
without sender's address, not even when the
or she is in a tremendous hurry.
(b) when writing by hand, the address is placed
on the right hand top part of the note paper.
Usually it is written line after in what may
be described as "Step down" fashion.
(c) In setting out the address, note the following
2. (a) If the name of the house is given don't
put it in inverted commas. Therefore,
"Waterside" is wrong and Waterside is right.
(b) After the number of the house put a comma.
Thus, 3 Johnson Streetis preferable to 3 John-
(b) After an abbreviated word, put a full stop.
Therefore, if Street or Road or any other word
is shortened, a full stop should follow it. St.
Or Rd. both street and Road may be written
with a small or a capital letter at will.
(d) At the end of all lines, forming the address,
except the last, put a comma. Therefore, if an
abbreviated word comes at the end of any line,
other than the last, both a full stop and
comma are needed.
(e) At the end of the address, a full stop should
(f) Following the address, put the date. if any
word included in the date is written in full, it
needs t h e full stop already mentioned for
THE FOLLOWINGS ARE FORMAL:-
1. Dear Miss Johnsoa.
2. Dear Mrs. Johnson.
3. Dear Mr. Johnson.
Remember th at Miss is not abbreviation or
abbreviated and needs no full stop Mr. and Mrs.
are abbreviated and need the full stop.
Remember also that each complete salutation
a comma is needed. This applies even when the
salutation consists of a Christian Name.
4. Dear Miss. Ths is always wrong and should
never be used, after Miss,. the surname must be
(b) Use Nos. 1, 2 and 3, when the person written
to is not very well known.
Dear Billy and Dear Mary are more friendly
And by substituting the word dearest or
darling for dear, a great degree of affection
(a) There is choice final Salutation' for closing
1. Yours truly suggests no affection at all. It is
merely a business ending.
2.. The same may be said of yours faithfully,
3. Yours sincere is correct when affections are in
their early stages, or when writing to any
relations in the ordinary ending.
4. Yours affectionately is suitable for most love
A SELECTION OF LETTER COMMENCEMENTS.
My Dear boy/girl
My own Dear Girlie.
My - -,
My adored - -
My lovely - ,
My little Angel.
My Dearest one.
My Very own.
My Prince Charming.
My own Cherub.
My loved one,
My lovely Gam.
( Place the appropriate name where a dash is shown )
A SELECTION OF LETTER ENDINGS:
Till we meet, Yours...............
Love and kisses from .............
Kinds (kindness) Regards from.................
N ight, night ..............
Bye, bye, dearie,... ............
With every kind thought .................
Foundest love from, ................
Yours till death do us part .................
Au-reroir, darling, ............
Longing to see you...............
A thousand kisses from...........
With found admiration...... ...........
Affectionately Thine .............
Your future wife (husband)................
Head over heels in love, your .............
Until we meet, your affectionate...............
xxxx from yours...............
(Place the appropriate name where a dash is shown)
THIS LOVELY LETTER COMES FROM FELl-
BOY ONYENWE TO MISS CAROLINE OKEKE.
Feli- BOY Writes.
Felix C. Onyenwe,
125 Cameroon Road,
I know you will be somehow surprised when
you receive this my fine letter.
.However, don't be much worried and surprised,
sweet Caro, since a long time I could not raise up
my pen to write you. But now I have to reveal to
you the love I have for you since we met
last at the motor Park Awka. I have no room
again or shame. Tell me in replying to this my
letter, will you be mine and mine for-ever ?
Your immediate reply is of great importance.
Your true lover,
F. C. Onyenwe.
A FIRST LETTER FROM MISS CAROLINE
REPLYING MASTER FELIX C. ONYENWE.
THE LETTER READS:-
Ladies Training College
It is with joy that I am waiting you this fine
letter in order to inform you about your letter
dated 16th. March.
Infact, I was unable to talk or to move even
an inch when I read through your letter.
Very sorry that you have gone very far to my
great expectation. Though it might had caused by
our long conversation.
You know you are very young by now to ask
for such from me you know that I am a lady
teacher and a certificated someone, then how do
you think it possible for you to enter into engage-
ment with me, while you are a poor trader? Can
you maintain myself and your daily expenditure?
You can imagine a lettered lady. It is some-
how a worry when there is no means of finance.
Kindly I have decided finally that you make a trace
to another angle. May you forget totally about me.
Your true ,
A LETTER FROM A STUDENT IN THE OKIR-
IKA MEMORIAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL TO MISS
ELIZABETH IFEOMA ASKING FOR HER LOVE
HERE COMES THE LETTER.
Oh! Sweet darling you are my queen and
my joy I, the only image for which I am
existing and my only source of my happiness.
Indeed Eliza, the Morning Gold, the evening
Star, kindly may I have your love. I love you and
since I say I love you it is from the bottom of my
my heart, I am for you my heart cries for you.
i My love for you continues to grow day by day.
I shall not lament and I will continue to visualize
your image every minute until we meet again.
All my eyes are expecting for the latest mail.
Yours most loving Chap
E. E. the Boy.
as usual Above.
CHAPTER THREE :
ELIZABETH IFEOMA REPLIED EMMANUEL
EMEKA OF OKRIKA GRAMMAR SCHOOL
THE LETTER READS:
Roman Catholic School
Sweet Dandy Boy,
I do indeed understand. I am sure your are
doing what is right. Your letter came to me and
I am sure you are doing well to your studies. I
am happy that I got it at a time when I was
greatly doubtful about your love for me
The truth is, it makes me just as miserable
as it can possibly make you. To be candid, no
minute from the very moment you left me at Owerri
was left uncounted until I got your lovely letter
which of course was more than helped to regain, my
seriously deteriorating health.
Your letter infact showed me that you were
still for me and my own part. I am now promis-
ing firmly to be yours and yours and I remain
yours for ever.
AGNES CHUKWUMA WRITES TO HER BOY
FRIEND WHO MET MOTOR ACCIDENT
AFTER HIS HOLIDAYS.
THE LETTER GOES IN THIS WAY:
St George Methodist
My dear Johnson,
It is a pity a news cametome yester-
day Evening. I heard the news from a friend,
this gave me a shock. I came to understand that
you met with Motor accident which was very seri-
ous. You have been admitted to General Hospital
Onitsha for Doctor's treatment. I trust that very
soon things will take its shape again.
May Almighty God help you to come out very
soon. Kindly accept my sincere sympathy. You
must remember that love is blind so remember our
engagement Ring which is most important and keep
it safely. Love is sweeter than honey.
In fact, I daily receive Telegrams and letters
of sympathy for your sake. I pray that within few
days you will be discharged from the hospital so
that we will meet happily in near future. Wishing
you all best of good luck.
Your sweet heart,
LOVELY POEMS AND TOASTS
The essence of Marriage is love,
The pride of a man is on the good wife,
If both in peace how, sweet is the life,
We all want play fellows
A brilliant man wants a wife who is intellectually on
his wise and one who, when he rings up responds.
This is a paradise
Put God first of everything
And with him and him alone every thing is possible.
Thanks to my friends.
"Ah, come to me -I want you so!
Why will you make me wait?
The Golden sunsets burn and glow.
The twilight moments come and go,
I watch you wander to and fro,
Why do you hesitate?"
Let love and faith be held 'tween the pair
Thanks to Emmanuel Emedo. Town, Ogbunka.
Treasure indeed it is.
To behold fiance of Choice,
Of constant love and voice,
As Terry dear for me.
Two heads than one are better,
When man and Woman agree,
Mutually in love to share,
Their joys and sorrows of life,
Nothing desirable will come,
Chaotic life prevails,
When envious fiend to one suggest,
To leave the Lord behind.
What else is life to Mojah,
What more is life to Terry,
Than in Holy Wedlock to see,
Both welded like gold and silver,
Higher, higher will we climb.
Up the mount of love,
To bear the burden of life
As the almighty above will design.
HELLO! Chike Amechi.
May your heart be filled with sunshine
This happy Christmas day,
And through the year to follow,
No shadow cloud your way
MAY HEALTH, HAPPINESS.
AND PROSPERITY BE YOURS
AT CHRISTMAS TIDE AND
THROUGHOUT THE COMING YEAR
Thanks from my lady lover
Mrs. C. Onwudiwe,
LOVE DOES NOT COUNT ERROR
LOVE! LOVE!! LOVE!!!
That, that sparkles and intoxicates like wine
A rule without sword
A bind without a cord,
Marriage with love is indeed natural,
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever,
Hello: Miss Monica Orji.
TOAST OF LOVE:
True love always leads to the altar.
Blessed is he that his sympathetic wife.
For a man's wife is himself
Hence shall a man leave father and mother
And cleave to his wife,
They two be in one flesh.
Love from Elims.
A SORROWFUL TOAST.
AN INFAMOUS BIRTH
She had no friends to plead her cause
No one at her side
But only in heart courage and remorse
And in her eyes rushed tears like the tide:
As she fell hopelessly upon the moss,
Gone were the old companions,
And in her lips a prayer:
In sincere forgiveness upon her companions,
When behind the hills the sun went,
Indeed and pitiable struggles,
The spirit of a lady in angel's a i d produced
triumphantly a Queen of the Island,
The relative souls in heaven rejoiced while the.
wave cheered the maiden's end.
Thanks for friends.
POEMS OF LOVE! LOVE WHERE IS THY POWER!
Once we were so happy, and future so bright,
Oh! what a change time can bring.
But since I don't love you nor have you in heart,
better not stay with you.
I wish I had never been here,
I wish I had never seen sunshine,
I wish I had died as a baby, and then I will
I never know you.
'Dear readers you can imagine what a change of world
and time, for a lady to reject her loves for poverty sake".
POEMS FOR INTELLIGENCE:
Great ports and swarming cities
There be by all the seas,
With shipping in their harbours
But we'd leave all behind us;
To cruise the wild world round,
And may be found an Island that
Island that none else has found.
If East or West we knew not,
If North or South the line
Ringed sound with whispering
crowned with singing pines;
But in that unsailed oceans,
We know must surely be,
Elizabeth must hope dead or living
Who wait for none but us.
palm trees or
HELLO! FRIEND THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.
A BOY WRITES TO HIS LOVER. HE REPLIES
HER TO HER LOVELY LETTER. COMFORT.
Nnewi Memorial Grammar School,
My dear Com.,
My dear Comfort, it is quite a fortnight my
darling, since I heard anything of you, why do you
not write to me or is anything wrong within the
I cannot think what it can be, for your letter
being full of joy and happiness attracts me more
especially when I expected in vain your next letter.
Tell me if anything has gone bad. A line or so
even to say you are even well or ill would assure
me that you were never indifferent. As I told you
before, I hope that our last topic is even green
in your mind. I have read from many books where
people marry even when in School, but they only
make such promise and keep it dark till the stage
of exposure comes. We shall marry e a ch other
whenever time permits,
I am sure you will not allow your father to
know to our proposals. What of Cecllia and Emma?
what are they saying of me? please help to con-
vince Cecilia, so that your father will not force
you to marry where you do not like,
I hope that if you succeed them, by our own
time we shall have less trouble.
Wishing you all best of luck.
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!
A LETTER FROM EMEKA OKOYE A WORKER
IN U.A.C. JOS. HE WRITES FOR LOVE, FROM
JULIANA NWAFOR. UMUAHIA.
THE LETTER READS:-
c/o Philip Johnson,
Dear Miss Nwafor.
Your letter reached me in time for christ-
mas as also did the plum pudding your mother
sent me. I have written to thank her, and thank
you a thousand times for Poems and Ballads.
It has always been a favourite of mine but
now it will be forever doubly dear. I thought
of you all at Christmas day, and wondered what you
were doing and whether you were thinking of me.
I remember our last Christmas. It seems only like
yesterday. It is hard to think of your having win
try weather. We are roasting in the heart. I can
hardly get through my days' work at the U.A.C.
provision store. It's so hot. I am looking forward
to that tie. How sweet of you to work it for me. I
hope you got letter in time and the little present.
Tell Josephine she's not to leave till I return, it would
be too bad if I were to miss her. I had three days
leave at Christmas. 1 spent them at the Yola salt mine
Nigeria I ate such a lot of fresh fish. 1 expect you
all spent your Christmas crouching over the fire.
How gladly I would have exchanged all our sun-
shine just to be with you.
I will be home in December just think of that.
LOVE LETTER FROM MISS CHINWE OBU-
MUNONYE TO HER BOY FRIEND BILLY
UKA. ASKING FOR HIS LOVE
HELLO! IT READS:-
Miss Chinwe Obumunonye,
15 Broad Street,
I st February,
Dear Sweet Billy,
This is to tell you that I am greatly disappoin-
ted in the way you treated me whenever you visit
me, I remember too well that on more than five occa-
sions have I asked you for your love and to spend
the night with me and there was no time you hadn't
an excuse to give.
If that is the way you make your own love,
I am afraid you wouldn't even keep your own
wife happy for without that very particular part of
love making for whicn I am aspiring them it is
goodbye to peace and harmony: I don't know how
you control your own self.
But for myself, I always find it very difficult
to control my sexual emotions whenever you are
seated by my side. Remember that without this
very physical section of love making sweet so Billy
love will be absolutely meaningless.
Mark you, it is what other people have begged
me to do with them for several pounds that I
am now asking of you, and I think this is
enough. Sweet heart Billy. May you have change
BILLY AFTER RECEIVING CHINWE'S
LETTER, A REPLY FOR HER LETTER.
THE LETTER GOES LIKE THIS:-
Billy Ama the London Boy,
14 Gordon Street,
Dearest Sweet Heart,
Your letter came to me and 1 am happy that
I got it at a time when 1 w a s greatly doubtful
about your love for me. To be candid, no minute
from the day 1 wrote you last that 1 don't
expect a possibility of getting you round. Without
any doubt God had buttered our bread. For a long
time 1 could not pass a night without sighting to
your shadow. My heart cries for you, the whole
lonely days are for you.
I shall be spending my holidays in our home
town and I shall give you time for our meeting
Let us hope tot-meet again,
Yours in true love,
Billy The London Boy.
Federal Ministry of Commerce
& Industry (Trade Division)
10th Nov. 1960.
Mr, I. K. Ugwu:
4/15 Private Mail Bag,
ALBERT & SONS
With reference to your Petition dated the 4th
instant, we wish to inform you that we are in-
terested in the matter, and have taken some action.
Arrangements will soon be completed here in
Nigeria for our branch in England to up the
matter on our behalf.
We have handled similar cases many times
successfully. We will write you again when necessary.
I have the honour to be
Your obedient Servant,
P. B Collins
Ag. Commercial Office.
Many business people have known that the
Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Trade
Division) are doing an important and comprehensive
service to the nation particularly to business men
and women. You must be interested to know that
the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(Trade Division) handles similar matters like the
one between Mr I, K Ugwu, Albert & Sons of
You may know that the Ministry could black-
mail a company or an individual who refuses to comply
with the warning of the Ministry. I advise you today
that if you have any outstanding matter with any
firm or individual locally or abroad of trade nature,
complain to the above Ministry.
The Ministry will come between the two parties
and conduct an inquiry as to ascertain the fact.
But be it known unto you that the Ministry
will not take any action aganist any body without
being satisfied that the "defendant" is guilty and
refuses bluntly to accept its advice.
The No. 7 letter comes from a tenant to his
landlord rejecting the fresh in rentage.
The letter read:-
Mr. David Okpara,
8, Ohia Road,
18 Ohia Road,
31st Nov. 1963
I regret to inform you that I have rejected
the fresh 5/- rentage you made. I have my reasons,
they are:- (1) It is not quite three months you
increased rentage in your house which all the
tenants consented to pay. (2) There is no amenities
like pump that could necessiate any increase of
rentage so frequently.
Therefore you have to withdraw the increase.
The Letters come from a school boy to his relative
telling him that he will come on holidays
The boys letter reads:-
Nigerian Commercial College
I6th October, 1961
My dear Nwogu,
As soon as we vacate for Xmas holidays, I
will come and spend the holidays with you.
Please reply before the time. Extend my greet
ings to all.
The letter comes from Mr. Nwogu expressing his
happiness over Ngwo's proposal to spend Xmas.
Holiday with him. The letter reads:-
Public Works Department,
22nd October, 1961.
My Dear Christian Ngwo,
I am in shot of words to express fully my
happiness over your proposal to spend with your
forthcoming Xmas holidays.
I hope will not fail to come.
With love and best wishes
Yours Edwin Nwogu.
The letter comes from a man who has. inevitably
turned down the request of a school girl spend her
first school term holiday with her. The letter reads;
29 March, 1961.
My dear Ujuh,
I thank you very much for your letter of the
18th instant, but I regret to tell you that there will
be no accommodation in my house due to the fact that
I have three servants including a brother with me.
Futhermore, I have invited one girl to come
and spend the first term holidays with me.
If I allow you to come, it will cause inconve-
niences. You can come at the next holidays. How-
ever, take this enclosed 10/- (ten shillings) and buy
whatever you like with it.
Please extend my greetings to all
The letter comes from a friend to his friend borrowing
some money. The letter reads:-
M. Francis Chinyere, 92 Market Road,
41 Private Mail Bag, Uwani-Enugu.
Awka. Eastern -Nigeria.
Please if you have this money send it to me
I beg to close.
Yours loving one,
The letter comes from Mr. Francis Chinyere with
the 10 enclosed. The letter reads:
41 Private Mail Bag,
20th July ,1961.
Mr. Benedict Okoli,
92 Market Road,
My dear friend,
LOAN OF 10
Yours dated the 6th August was recieved with
many thanks. It was sad to learn that you are
in difficulty, but as long as money could solve the
problem there is no trouble at all.
(Herewith the sum of 10 ten pounds in British
I will come down
end just to come and
culty. I beg to close,
to your-station at the month
know the cause of the diffi-
till I come.
The letter comes from a friend to his friend apologising
for an offence committed. The letter reads:-
New Era Modern School
Master Edmund Okeke 9th Oct., 1961
Anglican Secondary School,
My dear friend,
I wish to apologise to you for the bad words
which I addreesed to you last time. It was unfor-
I have now realized that 1 offended you, and the
only alternative 1 have is to tender an apology.
We have been friends for qiute a long time and
it will be unwise if we severe just like that.
Hoping that you will accept my apology. I beg
Your loving friend,
The letter comes from Edmund Okeke accepting the
apology with his new picture enlosed. The letter reads:-
Master Ignatius Chukwurah
New Era Modern School
Anglican Sec. School,
17th Oct. 1961.
My dear friend
THE LETTER OF APOLOGY
Your letter of the 9th Oct.
with many thanks and great
1961 was received
The letter comes from Mr Odum to lbekwe,
The letter reads:-
18/20 Asa Road.
2nd March, 1962.
Mr. Rufus lbekwe,
18/20 Asa Road,
COMPLAINT AGAINST YOUR BROTHER
You may be surprised to receive this letter. You
see, your junior brother, Obiora, insults my wife
almost every day, you may know this.
The insults have reached a climax where I have
to warn him through you. You have got to warn
him automatically. I will no longer tolerate him,
and will resort to any step deemed necessary when
ever the insults are repeated.
The letter comes from Mr. Rufus Ibekwe. He regrets the insult
and informs Mr. Odum Ojukwu that he has penalised his junior
brother. His letter reads:-
18/20 Asa Road,
3rd March 1962.
LETTER ASKING FAVOURS FROM THE BANK,
14 Bright Street,
B. W. A. Limited,
Lagos Original Branch.
Herewith we beg to hand you a cheque for one hun-
dred pounds to be placed to the credit of an account
to be called "Azubike & Brothers Business account."
And we request that you will be good to pay
the cheque which will be presented to you to the
debit of the account.
Azubike Brothers Co.
BUSINESS LETTERS ESPECIALLY OVERSEAS,
YOU ARE INFORMING YOUR CUSTOMERS
THAT YOU HAVE OPENED AN ACCOUNT
AND ALSO CREDIT.
From M. C. Udeoji & Sons
c/o Orlu Posal Agency,
Private Mail Bag,
Messrs Nelson & Sons Ltd.
147 Park Side Works,
London W. C. 1.
We acknowledge your letter dated 14th inst.
and having lately received numerous order beyond
our expectation. I have been for some time past
more than busy with Barclays Bank Ltd, We are
happy to inform you that we have opened an account
with that said Bank.
We have got credit account from the Bank,
Thanks in advance.
For Udeoji & Sons
IF YOU WANT CREDIT FROM BANK FOR
THE NUMEROUS ORDERS, YOU WANT MONEY
Messrs Okeke & Brothers,
No. 11 New Market Road,
185 Bend Street,
Having lately received numerous orders beyond
my expectation, I have been for some time past
more than ordinarily busy.
As I shall not receive any immediate payments
from my customers, I am desirous to obtaining an
open credit for about (250) two hundred and fifty
pounds in other to meet up the extra expenditure
consequent on increased business.
Should you be willing to accommodate me for
that amount. Please let me know on what terms.
I am Sir,
For Okeke & Brothers
A LOVE LETTER FROM A LADY TO HER
12 River Niger
This letter may come to you as a surprise
Yes but to me it is a long premeditated letter you
could have received a letter from me long before
now, had it not been the fact that I did now know
It is rather a surprise to me that you have
forgotten the one you loved. You left town for
Ibadan barely two years ago and till now, you
have not been so kind as to drop a letter to me.
Even when you were leaving for Ibadan you did
not care to tell me,
I learnt that you were at Ibadan about a year
after you had gone. This action does not look like
yours. Does it mean that you have forgotten me
and enjoyable Port-Harcourt? Oh! sweet heart,
reconsider and let my poor heart cool down a bit.
Believe me, my yearns for everyday.
A LETTER FROM A LADY TO HER BOY
FRIEND -- SAPELE
Roman Catholic School,
Your letter came to me, of which I was very
surprised, At present, I am still teaching at Orlu.
I have, long disliked Orlu, it is a bush area, and
will like to live in Aba now. But you see, I don't
know where 1 will stay if I come to Aba for holi-
days in order to get you.
Darling. I would like to hear from you very
soon and till then. It is love and all best wishes
from your beloved one.
Yours in true love,
A LETTER FROM A LADY REPLYING HER
OLD BOY FRIEND
Juli the Beautiful,
39 Iddo Street
To say the truth I was very surprised when
I received your lovely letter 21st inst. I was doubting
who is the owner of the hand writing so familiar
to me and after a while I came to recognize the
writer. It is true for a very long period I have not
been chanced to write you.
We stopped exchanging views as far as letter
is concerned. Oh! sweet heart reconsider and,
let my poor heart cool down a bit, as from now I
will turn to a new leaf.
I swear not to fail you again, please my dear
try me once again, Believe me.
Yours in true love,
A LETTER FROM MISS MERCY CHIMA A
LADY IN THE GIRLS SCHOOL ENUGU
EASTERN NIGERIA TO HER LOVER.
THE LETTER READS:-
Roman Catholic Holy Rosary
Dear Mr. Okeke,
Your letter dated 15th January was received
with many thanks but I only regret my handsome
boy by name Charles is serious about my love for
him. I am unable to agree to marry you simply
because you have started work. I don't want to
marry a student but a worker.
I mean, I wish to marry a boy with some
security. You know that I am a holder of higher
Certificate presently. Just imagine the type of worker
I shall like to marry. Please don't take any offence
on my own side, and do not blame me,
Look for another girl, you know, as you know
there are so many of us.
I beg to close, Edwin Okeke, wishing you the best
A LETTER COMES FROM A YOUNG BOY BY
NAME JOHN OKAFOR. A STUDENT OF
D.M.G,S. HE DOES NOT LIKE HIS LOVER
TO BE ENGAGED WISH HIM
THE LETTER READS:-
D. M. G. S. Onitsha,
I saw a fine girl whom I want to marry after
my Cambridge this year, and the girl gave me a
promising ring. The girl loves me greatly. But
when I met her parents, they strongly refused that
I will marry their dauther, Cecilia, who is so
dear to my heart, My friend James Nwafor had
advised them very seriously, warning to her parents
if they had determined that I will not marry her,
that she would follow me by force.
But the parents have not heeded this warning.
The girl [is now ready to follow me by force,
Please my dear lover, you look for another person.
THE TOAST OF LOVE
Look around the world my dear,
You see people here and there,
Talking along with many friends.
That love is the kingdom of life.
If there is no love on earth.
People would not live in peace.
And the world would be like hell
Let us be happy with love,
So that our days may end in peace
HELLO! Emili Jones
A LOVE LETTER FROM JOSEPH NNAEMEKA TO HIS
LOVER WHOM HE INTENDS TO ENGAGE.
172 Stwart Street,
Your letter came as a surprised and
shocked me. I do not expect such a letter from
a girl of your nature. Why should you reject me
such a handsome man of my type, a big trader
as I am? In what way will you compare me with
a worker ?
I have got enough money to maintain you when
married. Tell me in what condition. Why should
you reject me to marry you,
I am sure someone led you to this decision,
but I have to assure you that opportunity comes
but once. I have to ask you to change your mind.
Not all that guilters are gold, this life is short,
and what matters is a happy living for the short
period we have to stay in this world. You are
still a young girl.
And I myself a youth I have no objection.
I am sure of one thing. I am a fine looking fellow
and a good somebody. Kindly I am telling you to
change your mind. I shall love you very dearly.
I will give you all due request when we are
HERE COMES A LETTER FROM DICKSON
NWEKE TO HIS LADY FRIEND WHO HAD
BROKEN THEIR PROMISES.
THE LETTER READS: -
St James Grammar School,
Oh! Cecilia it is now that I recognize your
importance. What does life mean to me without
you? I can't stand, or step an inch without you.
My heart cries for you I must have to meet you.
In fact, I was hooking in troubled water all the
while. May the good Lord forgive me.
I love you so much. I don't want to pass
judgement on anybody but 1 want to tell you that
nothing on earth can divide us. But now I have
broken our promise. Flesh is stronger than faith.
You have broken my heart but not with sword.
You have conceived and now under pregnancy.
Lovely I am pleased to meet you again. You know
it is with sorrow I am telling you these words.
I beg to stop so far
HERE COMES ANOTHER FINE LETTER FROM
BOMBOY EMENIKE SEEKING ADVICE FROM
HIS LOVER BY NAME ALICE.
THE LETTER READS:-
I am now in big trouble my dear Alice, last
night I was in my room learning, a woman came in
and told me that I have pregnanced her daughter, and
that I must marry her daughter whether good or bad
unless she will make this matter a case.
I begged her but she refused, and a friend of
mine told me that she had made the matter a police
case, Dear Alice, what am I going to do? You
know that I am a student I have not got any money
in pocket, even pocket money presently. The father
is a rich somebody. Please advice me, what am I
to do am I to run out of the town or what?
HERE COMES A LETTER FROM WILLIBOY
TO HIS BOY FRIEND, FOR SYMPATHY SAKE.
DURING THE HOLIDAYS. TMEY ARE TEA-
CHERS IN THE TRAINING COLLEGE.
78 New Market Road,
My dear Azubike,
I was really surprised to hear brother, Azubuike
that you were suddenly removed to Onitsha hos-
pital and that you were operated upon appendicitis
a week ago. I need hardly tell that all
these have upset my plans. I was expecting you to
join me heie in a day or two had already drawn
up list of the number of 'points' we could see
I have already been in the School and have
seen that some subjects have been missing you a
lot. Well Emeka you are none the worse minus the
appendix cheer up, old boy, we shall yet plan another
grand holiday next August and you will enjoy it
all the more as you will feet fine and fit, now that
occasional plan of yours will not worry you any
Anyway thank God, it all came after Examinations
HERE COMES A LETTER FROM A STUDENT
OF E. T. C. ENUGU TO HIS LOVER
THE LETTER READS:-
E. T. C. Enugu,
Very unfortunately I could not visit you again
yesterday as promised. You know and you are
quite sure I am a man. Though am sure you act-
ually expected me. Indeed it is a pity. It was
very late in the night when I completed my studies,
I was made to understand that your brother
Joseph and Juliana are actually against our being
in love. I have little or no fear on your side but
am only worried because of your parents, younger
girls can easily change their mind to suit their
parents. At any rate my dear, I promise to love
you as long as life remains in me.
Your early reply makes everything short.
Your Sweet heart,
ADVICE BY THE WRITER TO THE GENTLE-
MEN AND LADIES OF NOWADAYS:
There are many people who do not know really
what love is, so many people are secret enemies to
love affairs. Bu; not that they hate some people.
But they do not know exactly what they often say.
They may like someone and they mistakenly use
the word love for it. Some people are very ungrateful
when you do them good they instead reward you
with bad. Life and love are the happiness of friends.
But when temptation comes, friendship some-
times ends in shame. When someone befriends you
suddenly, try first to study the fellow very carefully
in order to find out whether his or her love on
you is a true one. It is very dangerous to trust
anyone whether she or he loves you. Perhaps, there is
some money that you will receive from the fellow.
At times you are seeking for something from
the fellow. It is very dangerous to love as an
animal, or beast. You know things are very hard,
Temptation always comes without notice. If you
are not careful you become useless. Not all people
who drive about in their cars are gentlemen and
not all ladies who put clean and costly dresses
are gentle ladies.
It is not easy_ to get a real good someone
who is going to love you within his or her real
heart or mind.
Thanks to You All.
LOVE WITH ITS FULL MEANINGS
Love sparkles and intoxicates like wine. These,
are different kinds of love, some are secret love,
that is not the sweet love. Love has its own
disadvantages and it has advantages. You have
better love and as said before sweet love. Real
love is blind. Love counts no error. Love can make
and unmake that is why we say it is blind.
A real love does not want his or her friend
to spend unnecessarily. It needs his friends progress
either in school or business. It does not seek for
downfall of any person. Real love is happy when
he or she hears of anything good out from his or
her friend. A real love must see that he or she
shares trouble that comes to his or her fellow
friend. He or she cries when it is the time for
crying, and laughs when it is time for laughing.
And there are so many times eventually counting
one after the other cannot contain in this small
pamphlet. So my dear readers, please read carefully
this nice booklet.
HERE COMES A LETTER FROM A WO-
MAN BY NAME PAULINA, SHE HAS GOT
MARRIED AND YET WRITES LOVE LETTERS,
AND EVEN SEARCHING FOR MORE FRIENDS.
'IT IS BAD FOR MARRIED WOMEN'
57 Owerri Road,
My Morning Star,
For a very long time I have been eagered to
write you. I do not know how I will start to
describe your attractive face. Your lovely face;
pushed me to write and contest for your love. Please
don't neglect my letter or break my heart for
seeking for your love.
Kindly, expect me as soon as it is possible for
me to come. I mean it. I have something to tell
you but chance does not permit me all the time
my husband is going to my town on Sunday
morning, for their meetings: so there is a lot of
chance for us to enjoy ourselves. You can send
your boy to my shed on Tuesday with a letter.
You know that you are living lonely in the house,
and my coming means a lot on your own-side.
Please see that you have better records for music,
you know I use to dance very well. Have no fear.
A MAN'S EXCUSE FOR WRITING TO A LADY
Dear Miss Caroline,
I wonder whether you would do me a
great favour? I have two tickets for the theatre,
for next Saturday evening. By asking you to accom-
pany me, would I be presuming too much ?
1 can assure you that if you come it would give
me considerable pleasure. I am hoping that you will
say "Yes" on hearing from you, I could arrange
A LADY'S REPLY TO THE PREVIOUS LETTERS
Dear Mr Okereke,
It is extremely kind of you to think of
me and I most willingly accept your invitation to
If it would not be taking you too much out
your way may I suggest that you call for me at
8.30 p. m. that would give us ample time to reach
theatre comfortably. Or, if you have other plans,
I shall be pleased to fall in with them. Let me say,
in conclusion, that I am looking forward to the
evening very much.
AN ABSENT LOVER'S LETTER
My dearest Emily,
I have at last a moment to myself and I am
making the most of in by writing to you, First,
I hope you are absolutely fit and second, I wonder
If you miss me as much as I miss you, for your
own sake, 1 hope don't.
This job is quite a pleasant one and, so far
every body has been very decent to me; but,
darling, 1 do miss you. That wicked smile of yours
haunts me and 1 would give anything to be able
go clasp you in my arms.
At the moment 1 feel as though I can't go on
with you such a long way off. But it's got to be
done: I must make a success of this job, because
as soon I have made a certain of it 1 'm going
to ask you to be my little wife. What do you
say to that?
I cannot think about such things without a
lumb coming to my throat; so darling imagine
I am kissing you.
A LETTER FROM A GIRL BY NAME LILY
OKEREKE TO HER BOY FRIEND NAMED
THE LETTERS READS:-
My Sweet Robinson,
"The love I have for you is that which never
fades. The love I have for you is that which stands
the test" Yes Robinson, so said an English Author.
I know you must have been waiting for me as we
had arranged to meet in your room today by 6 p. m.
And I know too, you must have begun to
entertain fears about my faithfulness. It is a Pity
I am unable to turn up by the agreed time due
to some unavoidable circumstances, Don't be afraid
for I must not fail to turn up today whether at
the risk of my being killed on the road.
My love for you I have often told you is
that which can't be destroyed for ever in the
history of love making have I read of any girl
who gave her entire body to a boy friend as
I have done in your own case. Even Juliet didn't
love Romeo more than I love you now.
Just last night as I was on bed, 1 saw you in
a vision but as 1 woke up, I see if you were really
in bed with me 1 discovered to my utmost sur-
prise that it was a mere dream. So Robinson, don't
be worried for 1 will be coming any time from now.
A LETTER FROM B. C. OKEREKE ASKING
MISS PAULINA FOR THEIR RECONCILIATION
AFTER SOME CLASH.
My darling Paulina,
It is with great pains in my heart that I am
writing you this letter in order to tell you that
1 have got yours through your junior brother Mike.
Infact that letter of yours was a great relief
to me in that it came to me at a time when my
heart was beating for you. It is a fact that we
clashed some days ago, but you may not believe
me if I tell you now that I could ,have approached
you for a long time now for reconciliation if not
for the thought of how my head will hang down
in shame when I approach you for that.
Ob! sweet Paulina, if only you will be faith-
ful, then 1 vow you will never share my heart
with any other girl for my imagination is always
beaten when I start to think of you, to think of
those lovely chaped lips of yours, those diamond
blue eyes of yours and to think of those cool
protruding, soft balls on your chest.
Yes, you know too well that what led to our
clash was your pleasure for immediate marriage,
but you had not the courage to listen to why I
Oh! Paulina that we must wed is as certain as
the daily darkness but I do not want to live a
wretched life hence I asked you to postpone all
talks about it till after Christmas. You are mine
and always mine for ever.
So God has joined us together, and remember
that what ever God has joined together, no one
should put assunder, I know that there must
be some seductive lips and arms who have been
indulging in the exploition of our unfortunate clash
so that they may gain your love.
Do tell those lips and arms however seductive
they may be, that you are mine and mine alone.
Dear Paulina, it was the very minute you left my
room that day that I start to blame myself on
why I allowed that clash to take place at all.
That being the case I want you to turn up
now that we might renew our love and that my
heart may cease to worry me for it is in you and
you alone that I can have my consolation.
I know you were offended with me that day
but I am happy you have forgotten all about that
childish clash for it was as unfortunate as it was
Hoping to see you now in my house.
Yours in love
B. C. Okeke.
LOVE! LOVE!! LOVE!!!
MISS MARY WRITES TO MR JONNY
ASKING FOR HIS LOVE.
It gives me much pleasure in writing )ou this
letter through which I pray you may realise that
my love is still burning for you. Oh Jonny you
can punish me through any n.eans you like for
but not by ceasing to love me for that alone is
enough to cause my death. I have offended you
my darling but I beg you in the name of God to
pardon me for to err is human and to forgive
Do you still remember that first night on
which we met and the lovely hours we spend to-
gether? since that day we clashed I have dreamt of
you, I have thought of you and 1 have visualized
your image so many times that I've fo u n d the
odium to unbearable for hence I am now begging
To be candid Jonny, no second will left un-
counted until you sit side by side with me again
for when I look out and see plenty couples strolling
the streets with homous gaiety and jolity, I start to
think of why it should be our lot to be parted. I
love you Jonny and if only for your sake, I am
prepared to give up all I have even my precious
life. So my dear sweet heart I want you to tell
me what your mind is, that I might not bother my
Yours all the time.
MR. NATHAN AMALA WRITES TO THE
PARENTS OF MISS MARTHA ASKING
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Okeke,
I do not think this letter Will come as a sur-
prise to you since I believe you have long recog-
nised that a very sincere friendship has spunged up
between Martha and me. Recently we have been
discussing the further and both of us are quite agreed
that our love for each other is of the real and
lasting kind, and that life together will bring us
We have talked of being engaged and Martha
has very kindly suggested that I may write to you
on the matter. She says that if we have your
permission, She is perfectly agreeable.
May I hope that you will give us your permi-
ssion and your blessing too, so that we may take
the step which will bring us so much lasting happiness?
may perhaps add that much of the joy of being
so after in the company of Martha has resulted
from the consideration way. I have always been
welcomed in your home, and it is something I
very fully appreciated.
I need not say that your reply will be anxiously
With kind regards
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