journal: 6 Mar 1924

What a small world we inhabit! Was exploring Lahore when I ran into Irene Howell, Carter's one-time fiancee. She was as gregarious as I remember, though I was dismayed to see that she has adopted the rather unflattering, masculine habit of wearing pants. She will be joining the excavation here. Not sure how the Major will respond to having a woman on site, but I will do what I can to assuage any misgivings he may have. (On second thought, perhaps wearing pants will work to her advantage!) Attempted to enlist her aid in acquiring some feminine attire for a "lady-friend," but this only invited her to pry.

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