The humor here, conveying both the ambagious quality of Mr Gould's writing and
the absurdity of sending such letters to a child, also continues the novel's theme
of isolating subjectivity, in which communication between any two beings is problematic
at best. Note that what young Charles finally receives is not facts, but a "conviction,"
another indication by the novel that we live in ideas and can only grope toward
a reality that may or may not exist.