To Sister Christine
THE MATH, BELUR,
DIST. HOWRAH, BENGAL,
30th March 1902.
MY DEAR CHRISTINE,
You know how welcome you are — I need not express it. This is a land where expressions are studiously subdued. Margot [Sister Nivedita] and Joe [Miss Josephine MacLeod] have already written and made arrangements at Bombay. I expect and wait for you here in Calcutta. I wish I could be in Bombay to receive you, but all our wishes are not to be fulfilled.
Come over straight; only take great, great care of the heat by protecting the back of the head.
The trains here are not so safe as in your country, so have a little care of your things during night travel.
If you feel tired, take rest in Bombay. Mrs. [Ole] Bull, Joe and Margot are anxiously awaiting you, and so is