Lewis took a turn for the worse when he got to Bombay (Mumbai) and developed dysentry but is feeling better now, and is going to try and go home in March if possible. Rawdon's leg has been bad and he is resting till 7 December. They are hoping the Afridis will surrender but if not the Brigades will go back into their country to burn and destroy everything. Alec is here with his regiment at [Jamrud] at the mouth of the Khyber Pass. Rawdon is still desperate to get home as he feels very alone in the world. He feels bad for not being with his regiment but he wouldn't have been able to wade a river like they did the other day, then remain in wet clothes all night which froze on them. Captain Custance was wounded on 16 November - Rawdon descibes his injuries.