October 30- 1993
Dear Mr. X,
You will permit me to address you as X because as news paper’s box number has no name and for the same reason you can call me Y if you like. But I shall tell you my real name HAYAWANTI.
I think I answer to the qualifications of the type of girl you want and that has induced me to contact you. I am an under-graduate, well-versed in music and badminton, although I have still to learn cookery which you think desirable in a wife. I am sure I shall pick up kitchen work in no time.
Surely there would be many other applicants and so I can only think of myself as one of the many competitors and it would be vanity on my part to think that I am to be the luckiest of all to be chosen by you although in the final selection I too have to decide whether you would be a fit partner for me. It is true that I am not as wealthy as you are, but the wealth is not the only thing that matters. There is something like compatibility of temperaments which is even more important. I have thought over and over again whether I should send you my photo and I have finally said NO. It would not be socially proper to entrust you with my photo when there is not even a provisional understanding between us. Besides, a photo is not a good guide, especially for a girl like myself who is not particularly photogenic.
Instead of a photo I invite you to meet me personally at my friend’s house.
5 - YORK PLACE : on Saturday next and take tea with me. I shall expect you at 4 P.M.
In case you are not able to come on that day, please let me know what time and day will suit you.
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