The Letters of H. P. Blavatsky to A. P. Sinnett

Letter No. 144

23rd February.

Dear Mr. Sinnett,

Will you kindly speak very seriously to Mohini — and ask him if he intends coming here or not. Madame says she would not for the world force him to come against his will — but you see we must know how matters stand. Of course his life here would be a very great contrast to the pleasant comfortable life he is leading with the Arundales, but it is of course for himself to decide, he knows best what is his own duty.

If Mohini does not come, among all the Theosophists do not you know some lady in London who would come and spend a few weeks with Madame free of expense (this I know is always an inducement). It would have to be some one on whom you can thoroughly depend, not one who will worm herself into Madame's confidence simply to go against her later on. If you do know such a lady let the proposal come from her.

Do not refer to this when you write please, as I have said nothing about it to Madame. I feel so sorry for her — and cannot imagine what she will do without me here, all alone without a creature to speak to, and though her servant is most good-natured, she has no head or memory and I have constantly to remind her what she is to do. Could Madame go out and get about like other people it would be different but to be shut up in perfect solitude in these three rooms is enough to drive her mad with her excitable disposition. I pity her with all my heart.

I do hope you will be able to get rid of your lease. You must long to be away from London with all these worries and troubles around you, but you see we all share alike. Selin has now written to Von Bergen and is doing all the mischief he possibly can. I hear he is going to London at Easter to try and break up the L.L. so you had better warn all the members against him — for forewarned is forearmed.

Col. O. is very happy over his Naeligranthan and the end of troubles, and a little taste out of the bitter cup here would soon make him change his tone. One comfort is everything must come to an end, so this strained situation cannot last for ever. I hope we shall soon have tided over it.

I think Col. Olcott's idea of bringing out two books a year instead of monthly not a bad one, because then people cannot purchase a monthly No. just to criticise they will think twice if they have to buy a large book.

Ever yrs. sincerely,
C. Wachtmeister.

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