Oh! I'm shocked to hear about your accident. That is terrible. I hope you are recovered now. Also, I hope the tear in your trousers can be mended. You are so stupid. The UN is a wonderful job which the whole world respects. How could you resign? I think Englishmen must be stupid. Please talk to Sabitha. She is always very clever and sensible. Of course I know about Dev Anand. You were very lucky to see him. He's very handsome and talented, even he is getting middle-aged. Why are you dancing with girls at the Soaltee? That's very bad. Maybe you go aah with them. I don’t like French food. It doesn't taste of anything. I sometimes feel homesick. My mother keeps telling me to come home. Maybe I will come back early. You are really stupid to give up the UN. It is a top job. I beg you to change your mind.
I love you too. I am missing you more and more. I don’t know if my mother will allow us to marry. If I cannot marry you, I will not marry anyone else. I will remain unmarried forever. Here is a kiss.
Jim Coleman was a UNDP volunteer in Kathmandu from 1968-1971. Master of the Moon, his first published novel, draws on his encounters with the people, culture and religions of Nepal at that particular time, when Nepal was being discovered by baby-boomers travelling, for the most part, overland across Asia to find themselves through experiments with religion and hasheesh. On returning to the UK from Nepal, he followed a career in teaching and educational management in various countries, mostly in the employment of the British Council. Now retired, he runs a charity (Himalayan Education Lifeline ... full info