[Group message to Alex, Rawdon, Miguel, Darcy]
You may not have heard last night, but my father is here. I am delighted to see him, and of course it is very good for Sirius to have him here.
The responsibility was
It may change things, at least in the short term. My father will come to understand the nature of this place, likely more quickly than I did, but until then I'll be in for it if he finds out half of what I have been doing here.
Probably not the half you'd
I am not sure if I will be able to keep the telephone, but if you do not hear from me, there are always the letterboxes.
[Addendum sent to Alex and Rawdon a minute later]
I'll be there on Thursday regardless, because a fellow has to keep to his commitments!