and pleasant chats with educated Hindus and Mahommedans and Pharsees. At Ahmedabad changed cars to broad guage, and get dinner. Had good bed and slept well. October 21st. For last 200 miles or more have been in low delta ground extending nearly from Varoda to Bombay, the lowest covered with thousands of coconut palms which with lank, mostly crooked or bent stems, with comparatively small tufts of leaves form a forest over a forest of Banyans, etc. Arrived at Bombay at 8:00 P.M. Dr. Smith had not arrived from Jeypur. Expect him tomorrow. Was touched by the kindness of a young educated Hindu who, when I admired a bouquet he was carrying pressed me in the simplest and most effective manner to accept it. White lilac, myosotis, dahlia, etc., and he carefully told me the station I must get off at to find carriages for the Watson Annexe Hotel, and bade me goodbye as he left the Car. Pretty warm, have planned trip at
Original journal dimensions: 11 x 16.5 cm.
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