Margaret [Strachey] to her mother in law

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Relates dreadful tale of ill treatment of dickie by the much-trusted nurse related in a letter from Mrs Blagrave after she had been back at Dinapore for seven weeks. She departed by first train, dismissed nurse an hour after she arrived. Horrified at the condition she found Dickie in; sulky cross and absolutely defiant. After a fortnight he is beginning to improve. Feel now she can never leave baby again, but then what will happen to Ralph. Sent from Mussoori.