No rain yet and heat awful. Locusts passed over to-day – what a happy land! War, intrigue, sedition, heat, dust, flies, scorpions, snakes, wasps, hornets, mosquitos, sandflies, drought, famine, cholera, and plague – just a normal list of life’s little inconveniences in India. The hornets have big nests in the verandah and the wasps are everywhere.
Hot and sticky, but still alive though tortured with prickly heat, sandflies and mosquitos. Saturday night I had to attend the Boxing and give the prizes and make a speech at 1a.m. Such perspiration!