There has been no rain and it may lead to a famine in the next few months. Rawdon is getting rid of 2 horses due to the price of grain and grass. The Exercise has been cancelled and he hopes the grant of money will be used to help stave off starvation. There is talk of importing wheat from America. Two officers have been killed and a third injured by a Pethan, who also shot several native officers of his regiment. There is plague in Bombay (Mumbai) which will only get worse due to numbers of starving people flocking there. This year has been a wonderful one for engagements - 7 girls in Poona (Pune) are engaged. Lewis' son Bernard has had his tonsils removed which has made all the difference to his health.