Question re DJ shorthand outline

I have returned to this outline several times in sentence 1 of Group A on page 26 of  the 1963 Diamond Jubilee Series and can not interpret it:
Can someone help me.  The sentence apparently reads: "Dale reads xxxxx an hour a day.".... with the outline spelling out "tlest".  Can someone please help me with what the abbreviation means?

(by bowie-freddie for everyone)