After 2½ years wanderings in the great deserts of Central Asia, Sir Aurel Stein turned up this afternoon by the 3.30 p.m. train to stay a few days with us – looking extraordinarily fit and well – and a great pleasure to meet again. He takes me back to the old subaltern days of Mian Mir and my friend Sigismond de Justh who first brought us together as Stein was the only other Hungarian in India. I’m afraid that with the name of Stein he is liable to be interned or annoyed. I warned him.
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.