Is ashamed he has not written for a month. On Dec 20 he went to Allahabad to see the Huddlestons; a fancy dress party for all the children was a great success. Had lunch the next day with Arthur and Nelly (Sir Arthur and Lady Strachey. See letter of Feb 1. 1899) Returned to Dehri Ridge on the 23rd with the Huddlestons and had the usual Xmas festivities. Viceroy says he can't come to open the bridge. Sent from Dehri Ridge.