Write a letter to your friend, Satyavir in reply to his previous letter. Mention your inability to give a loan.
31 May, …
Please accept my loving greetings. I hope this letter of mine will find you in sound health and cheerful spirits. I received your letter of 28 May. The news of Ranjana’s sister-in-law’s illness has grieved me painfully. May God help her regain her health!
Dear friend, in life for the first time you asked me for economic help but, unluckily, I am sorry to say that I am not in a position to do so in your adversity. This very year I had launched a new business. But it turned out to be like a bolt from the blue. A good amount of money slipped out of my hand. Your sister-in-law wished me to write to you for some help but I find you are yourself in trouble. I shall try somewhere else.
Please convey my greetings to my sister-in-law and tender love to children. Please keep me in touch with the news of her health