The Campbell Wards came to stay and left on Friday March 3rd. Such a pleasant week. We took them everywhere, up the Khyber, Shabkadr etc. Meg* looked very cheerful and happy – my Godchild. The Bishop of Lahore (Durant) was also here, a very good man and we had some interesting talks. Stein** is back from Central Asia and is coming to see us here.
My new charger, Australian from Saharanpur Remount Depôt Rs. 1150, arrived this morning, 16 hands, he looks very fine. Put a saddle on him and took him round, he seemed very nervous, more so than I anyway.
Rs = Rupees – about £12 at today’s exchange rates.
Very cold, we’ve had a week’s rain. On Friday Major Gem argued in the Soldiers’ Home that the moderate drinker was a better fellow than the teetotaller – I argued the other way. It was rather amusing and instructive.