Richard [Strachey] to his mother

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They left Toungoo on the 16th and embarked from Rangoon the next day for Bombay. Wishes them all the compliments of the season; does not feel very festive himself as his beloved little dachshund fell overboard early that morning and was drowned. 27th found Ralph at Bombay. 'Ethel and Bartle are coming home in the Malabar with us.' On board H.M.I.M.S. 'Clive' off Vingorla.