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T. E. Lawrence to his mother


[Karachi]

26.4.28

This is only a line, to tell you not to write again to Karachi: I have asked Sir Geoffrey Salmond, the Air Chief here, whom I know from Palestine days, to shift me to some other camp. There is no present need: but I was told some private information, which decided me that I'd better shift before the changes came.

Salmond has so large a stock of stations to which he can post me, that I can't even guess which it will be. Peshawar probably. The insides of the camps are all much the same. So I am largely indifferent. I only hope the place will be generally warmer than this. Karachi climate is like a continuing spring: whereas it seems silly to go to all the waste and trouble of living in the East, without getting the sunlight and warmth which is usually the East's blessing. No other news. I hope that Bob is settling down a bit, and thinking of English work. The advantage of doctoring one's countrymen is that they can tell one what they really think of it!

N.

Source: HL 373-4
Checked: jw/
Last revised: 12 February 2006


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