Saturday 1 October 1994

Dear Sachie

I have dobbed you in. There's a girl from Hobart who's lonely in Kochi and she sent me a letter and I said to ring her. She's a friend of Duk San who you know. I think she's really nice (from memory). That's why I thought you might like having someone nice to talk to, too.

By the way, your mumma told my mumma that you have had the flu in a big way. Well, I have recently invented a few things that you will find amazing when you return to sniffle-isation. My digital cold cure is the latest electronic gizmo to come from the Karnyalimenya Marie Cure-me labs.

Till then...