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[Letter to Mrs. Leggett]
28th July, 1897
MY DEAR MOTHER,
Many many thanks for your beautiful and kind letter. I wish I were in London to be able to accept the invitation with the Raja of Khetri. I had a great many dinners to attend in London last season. But it was fated not to be, and my health did not permit my going over with the Raja.
So Alberta is once more at home in America. I owe her a debt of gratitude for all she did for me in Rome. How is Holli? To both of them my love, and kiss the new baby for me, my youngest sister.
I have been taking some rest in the Himalayas for nine months. Now I am going down to the plains to be harnessed once more for work.
To Frankincense and Joe Joe and Mabel my love, and so to you eternally.
Yours ever in the Lord,
11th August, 1897.
...Well, the work of the Mother will not suffer; because it has been built and up to date maintained upon truth, sincerity, and purity. Absolute sincerity has been its watchword,
Yours with all love,
11th October, 1897.
MY DEAR JAGAMOHANLAL,
...Leave words when you start for Bombay to somebody to take care of three Sannyâsins I am sending to Jaipur. Give them food and good lodging. They will be there till I come.
They are fellows—innocent, not learned. They belong to me, and one is my Gurubhâi(brother-disciple). If they like, take them to Khetri where I will come soon. I am travelling now quietly.
I will not even lecture much this year. I have no more faith in all this noise and humbug which brings no practical good. I must make a silent attempt to start my institution in Calcutta; for that I am going to visit different centres quietly to collect funds.
Yours with blessings,