I take the steamer to Bombay in January 1885. When I arrive in Calcutta, there’s a deputation to greet me. My best students are there, and Mr. Gregory again offers hospitality. People are impressed at my return, because I risk jail for failing to fulfill the court’s decree.
I owe eleven thousand, two hundred rupees for court costs and three thousand rupees in damages to Miss Pigot. This amounts to one thousand, two hundred fifty pounds. I’ll never pay it. I can’t. I transferred my assets to Mother and my sisters before I left Edinburgh. I barely have enough funds for expenses.
Thursday, 12 February 1885
This afternoon Mr. Gillan and I sit chatting when Mr. Brown, Bailiff for the High Court, arrives with a summons and warrant for my arrest.
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