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To Lala Badri Sah
C/O. E. T. STURDY, ESQ.,
High View, Caversham, Reading,
5th August, 1896.
DEAR SAHJI, (Lala Badri Sah. The letter was actually written from Switzerland.)
Many thanks for your kind greetings. I have an inquiry to make; if you kindly forward me the information I seek, I would be much obliged.
I want to start a Math at Almora or near Almora rather. I have heard that there was a certain Mr. Ramsay who lived in a bungalow near Almora and that he had a garden round his bungalow. Can't it be bought? What is the price? If not to be bought, can it be rented?
Do you know of any suitable place near Almora where I can build my monastery with a garden etc.? I would rather like to have a hill all to myself.
Hoping to get an early reply, I remain, with blessings and love to you and all the rest of my friends in Almora,ÂÂ
To Mr. E. T. Sturdy
BLESSED AND BELOVED,
. . . I am reading a little, starving a good deal, and practising a good deal more.
The strolls in the woods are simply delicious. We are now situated under three huge glaciers, and the scenery is very beautiful.
By the by, whatever scruples I may have had as to the Swiss-lake origin of the Aryans have been taken clean off my mind.
The Swiss is a Tartar minus a pigtail. . .Â
Yours ever affectionately,