Rowden thinks this business is coming to an end and has booked a passage on the P&O steamer 'Carthage' which leaves Bombay (Mumbai) on 23rd. The regiment has been stopped from road-making and feel quite lost without their daily occupation. It is now 103 degrees in Kirkee in the shade though where they are, at 3000ft above sea level, it has only gone up to 81 degrees. Rawdon's second-in-command calls all religion and everything connected to the church 'vague superstitions'. There are some beautiful flowers on the hillside and Rawdon has collected a lot of bulbs to bring home.