At Sea, July 5, 1917. Dear Friend, I was very glad to receive two letters from you when I arrived in Bombay. We stayed there four days and spent our time shopping. Now we are on a mail steamer making our first call on the way to Persia. There is a weekly service between the two countries. A Toronto letter took only six weeks to reach Bombay. I have just recovered from two days and a half of seasickness; this small boat is so much worse for that than the larger ones. Otherwise it is very comfortable. I find it quite pleasant sleeping on the deck at night. Even here there is another Canadian, the manager of a theatrical company on board. They are disembarking here. If it were allowed, I would take some snaps in port. I have six dozen film plates with me. I must keep a good record of Persian life, if not of the military; that is more or less restricted. I know very little about the work even yet, and am very anxious to reach my destination. The harbour looks very Eastern, with Arab dhows sailing about. There are quite a number of Arabs on board. They look quite picturesque with their red and white turbans and long gown-like clothes. Coloured pictures do not flatter them in the least. Please excuse this hurried note. My main purpose is to give my new address; I will write a real letter in a week or so. Yours sincerely, Lt. D.A.Lane.