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To Sister Christine
The Math, Belur,
Dist. Howrah, Bengal,
27th August 1901.
I am expecting a long, long letter from you; and, like all expectations of mine, [it] will not be realized, I fear.
Well, I need not bother you with the usual string of questions: How are you? What are you doing all this summer, etc. I am sure the Mother will [do] so much as to keep you in good health at least.
Now, Christina, for many reasons this letter happens to be short, very. It is written with the special purpose that as soon as you get this, send me your latest photograph.
Did you write to Miss [Sarah Ellen] Waldo about the publication of the books? I get no news and, what is more important, no money (that is between you and me) from the sale.
Did you have any news of Margot [Sister Nivedita], of Mrs. [Ole] Bull etc.? And are you happy? I sometimes feel I am, other times it is clouded. Well, it is all the body, after all--material. Goodbye.
Yours with love and blessings,
PS--Do send the photo as soon as possible.
To M.N. Banerji
The Math, Belur
29th August, 1901
Blessed and Beloved,
I am getting better, though still very weak. . . . The present disturbance is simply nervous. Anyhow I am getting better every day.
I am so much beholden to mother 15 for her kind proposal, only I am told by everybody in the Math that Nilambar Babu's place and the whole of the village of Belur at that becomes very malarious this month and the next. Then the rent is so extravagant.
I would therefore advise mother to take a little house in Calcutta if she decides to come. I may in all probability go and live there, as it is not good for me to catch malaria over and above the present prostration. I have not asked the opinion of Saradananda or Brahmananda yet. Both are in Calcutta. Calcutta is healthier these two months and very much less expensive.
After all, let her do as she is guided by the Lord. We can only suggest and may be entirely wrong.If she selects Nilambar's house for residence, do first arrange the rent etc. beforehand. "Mother" knows best. That is all I know too.
With all love and blessings,
Ever yours in the Lord,