Daisie took Rose and Susanna to Murree and the bungalow is very empty – lots of work and the Soldiers’ Home keeps me busy. There is no chaplain, so I have to run it through the summer and have been busy getting a Committee together.
Mohmands giving trouble but I hope it will come to nothing. Gave a lecture at the Soldiers’ Home on Thursday last. Forest Dell is very quiet and we are quite out of all the tea-parties and social dullness.
Peshawar was getting warm enough to make us glad to get away. We left last night at 11 p.m. Pindi 6 a.m., left in motor 8.45 a.m., arrived at Forest Dell at 11.45 a.m., having had many stoppages en route, water boiling, and engine on fire which had to be put out by throwing earth over it.
There has been rain elsewhere and it is cooler. Daisie left by the 8.38 a.m. train to Murree to see her beloved Susanna, I hope she’ll have a good journey, but one is always anxious.
Susanna and Rose went off at 8.30 a.m. with Mrs. Fane to Murree. The house seems very empty and Daisie feels lonely. How awful it must be when a child, an only child, dies.
We have had a delightful time with a nice clean empty Murree looking quite beautiful – feeling much fitter but far from strong yet, after all that Diarrhoea and fever and my tummy not right yet. Susanna has been a great delight and she and I have had long walks alone over the hills – she gets along very well though she is such a tiny mite. The weather has been glorious and we have all been very happy – much too happy for these horrible times of war.