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Tuesday, March 6th 2018

12:05 AM

Daily Reading







To Sister Christine





Marseilles,





23rd July 1899.





My dear Christina,





Your very, very welcome wire just came. By next Sunday we arrive in London, Albert Dock. We are a party of four: myself, another Sannyasin, a Calcutta boy going to study in America, and Miss [Margaret] Noble. Miss Noble is a young lady from Wimbledon, near London, who has been working in India on the education of girls.





Our stay in England will not be long, I am afraid, as this is neither the season nor am I in fit condition to work much. Anyhow, we will be in London a few weeks--at least myself--then go to the U.S. We will talk over all this and infinite things besides when we meet.





I do not think even English summer days are long enough for all the chatter I will assail you with.





We go to Wimbledon for a day or two, and then I come back to London and find lodgings for myself and make plans.





Come to the Dock if that is possible and discreet. Yes, it is discreet, as there is a lady in the party and others will come to meet her. Only, Christina, don't if you feel the least tired or unwell. I hope you are enjoying London immensely.





The Orientals do not like any effusion of feeling. They are trained to hide all expression.





Is Mrs. Funkey [Mary Caroline Funke] with you? If so, give her my best love.





I am much, much better just now. I am really quite another man this time. I was nearly dead in Calcutta when I started, but this voyage has improved me immensely.





Hoping soon to see you,





Ever yours in the Lord,





Vivekananda.





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To Sister Christine





telegram


to: Christina Grinnstidel [Greenstidel]


23 Crowhurst Rd., Angell Rd.


Briaton, Ldn.





30 July 1899





Golconda due docks 6 am Monday. 137









 



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