5th January, 1936

Arrived at 7am and went to Maidens Hotel. Delhi is a nice place – cool, bright and clean – like England. We have seen a lot of Indian life. Dirt, squalor, shouting and spitting. And by gosh they can spit! When a man spits you would think there had been an accident, like a pool of blood. This is owing to their habit of chewing Betel Nut.

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