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Date: June 3rd 1919
To
Helen Davis
From
Daniel Austin Lane
Letter

The Crags, Simla, India. June 3, 1919 Dear Helen, After a month in the hills I over-exerted myself and have fever again. I have had a low fever temperature for over twenty- four hours, and am taking it easy at home and living on a milk diet. At this rate it will be a long time before I shall be able to leave for Egypt, but I have ceased to worry about demobilization. "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof'. To add to my troubles, I have not had any letters for an age, and none from home since I left Persia. Your last letter was one of the latest. The Smithville "Review" comes regularly, although it is still going first to Bandar Abbas. My parents must think I am on my way home. As for Edna, she writes about every other time she hears I have fever. That is the way with married brothers and sisters; their interests are entirely in the home. Unfortunately I am unable to do Arabic for these two days, but hope to resume it tomorrow. It keeps me occupied all forenoon. In the afternoon and evening I go out to tea, the pictures, or dinner with some one of a half dozen fair friends with whom I became acquainted through my officer pals. Unfortunately the best one of the lot can only get away twice a week. I should have gone to the cinema to-day, but had to send a substitute. For tomorrow I have sent a note to a lady teacher with whom I fell out rather badly on Saturday. Perhaps she will take pity on my state of health and come along. I need someone to cheer me up. I would like to be in Toronto this afternoon and go with you to the Strand, which I prefer to all other places of amusement. I got glasses yesterday for reading, and find they relieve the strain altogether Please excuse any feverishness in this letter; my head is buzzing and aching a bit. Yours very sincerely, Austin.

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