President Roosevelt writes to his son Kermit to discuss his views on sadness in fiction. He mentions entertaining Frederick Selous, who told exciting stories to Ethel, Archie, and Quentin. Roosevelt adds that it is Quentin's birthday and they played all sorts of games. He ends by saying he walks every morning with Edith, and the gardens are disheveled.
Entertaining; Books and reading--Moral and ethical aspects; Group games; Birthday parties; Washington (D.C.)--White House Gardens; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Meyer, George von Lengerke, 1858-1918; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Selous, Frederick Courteney, 1851-1917; Garfield, James Rudolph, 1865-1950; Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919; Stewart, Philip Battell, 1865-1957