Rawdon is returning home and he should be in London on the 17th. He wishes he was coming home for longer as the plague is still rife in Poona (Pune). His friend Willie Hunter will be going to Crete / border of Turkey soon with the Seaforth Highlanders. Unfortunately Rawdon will miss the wedding of Captain Thomson, who was injured last year. It is great news the government has bought the land around Salisbury Plain for manoeuvres. He hopes Emma has had good news from Phil in Buenos Aires.