Letters from India Volume I/To a Friend 10

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Letters from India, Volume I  (1872)  by Emily Eden
To a Friend


Barrackpore, Wednesday, April 27.

I am sometimes quite fidgetty as to the bore that a large package may be to you. I wish you would tell me really what you think. You know you may always read the cover first, as that tells you the last day that we are all well, and then read the rest by degrees. It is the only thing I write with any zest, as the difficulty of composing a single letter grows greater every day, as we have done our general descriptions, and there are no particulars that interest anybody at home.

I am quite well again to-day, and as there are only five, or at the most, six more weeks of this very hot weather, I expect to get through it without any more attacks. Then the rains will begin, and though they are hot, it is a different kind of heat.

I sent you, by the ‘Jupiter,’ two Chinese screens with raised figures, at least one of them I think had raised figures. I thought them pretty and new, which is not the case with most things at Calcutta.

Yours affectionately,

E. E.