They have arrived at their destination and are comfortably settled down in their bungalow which is palatial after the modest little huts in the Assam jungle. The new house has 4 large rooms, 2 small ones and 2 bathrooms plus stabling and a coach house. Rawdon is sure friends will want to stay. He plans to come home for a year at the end of August. The journey from Calcutta (Kolkata) was wearisome, and there were 2 cases of cholera, one of which was fatal. He has asked the bank to send Emma £20 and hopes to send another £30 soon. The exchange rate is ruinous and the Bank of India is in great straits and does not know where to go for money. Lewis has been staying for the past 5 days which has been very jolly.