We've long known, though we too frequently forget, that messages of few words can be potent.
Every now and then, one of our correspondents sends us a letter that succinctly reminds us of that. A case in point is George Hipkin's letter at the bottom of this page. It delivers a powerful message. For many years on this page, there was a note limiting letter writers to 300 words along with the message that "shorter letters were invariably better read."