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12:05 AM

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To Sister Christine

6, Place des Etats-Unis

14th August 1900

Dear Christine,

Your letter from New York reached just now. You must have got mine from France, directed to 528 Congress.

Well--it was a dreary, funeral-like time. Just think what it is to a morbid man like me!

I am going to the Exposition, etc., trying to pass time. Had a lecture here. Pre Haycinth [Hyacinthe], the celebrated clergy-man here, seems to like me much. Well, well what? Nothing. Only, you are so good, and I am a morbid fool--that is all about it. But "Mother"--She knows best.

I have served Her through weal or woe. Thy will be done. Well, I have news of my lost brother [Mahendranath Datta]. He is a great traveller, that is good. So you see, the cloud is lifting slowly. My love to your mother and sister and to Mrs. Funkey [Funke].

With love,



To Mr. John Fox



14th August, 1900.


6 Dr. Wolf Street,

Dorchester, Mass, U.S., America.

Kindly write Mohin (Mahendranath Datta, younger brother of Swamiji.) that he has my blessings in whatever he does. And what he is doing now is surely much better than lawyering, etc. I like boldness and adventure and my race stands in need of that spirit very much. Only as my health is failing and I do not expect to live long, Mohin must see his way to take care of mother and family. I may pass away any moment. I am quite proud of him now.

Yours affectionately,




To Sister Christine

6, Place des Etats-Unis, Paris

23rd August 1900

Dear Christine,

What is the matter with you? Are you ill? Unhappy? What makes you silent? I had only one little note from you in all this time.

I am getting a bit nervous about you--not much. Otherwise I am enjoying this city. Did Mrs. A. P. Huntington write you?

I am well--keeping well as far as it is possible with me.

With love,



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