Dearest Jacky,

I weep at the loss of thee. My beautiful lass is once again far from my side. I pray for thy safety, my dear girl. I write with pen on this occasion for I know you to be a slippery one. The brutes that took you looked big but not very bright, and I have much confidence we will meet again. At your capture I was dismayed, but your good crew reassured me that if in fact you were unable to escape on thy own wit we shall rescue you. If at that time you no longer love me I shall let you go, but if you still want me I shall be happy to have you. I am longing to see your beautiful self again.

Your obedient srvnt. etc.,