Fortune Hotel Sullivan Court
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With a grand lobby and v. comfy rooms.
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In 1898 my grandfather Henry Gardner, home on leave from Cairo where the Lincolnshire Regiment's First Battalion was stationed, proposed marriage to my grandmother Cecilia Marion Edge. She said no, and then embarked for India at age 27, alone, to visit her brother Sydney, then 29 and working in Ooty, the South India hill station, favourite of the …
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... had a delightful time demonstrating her leadership skills from the front of the boat whole Bernie and I failed to power us along at more that 2 miles per hour.
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... fee as I told the ticket takers that I was there to see the Toda people. They let me in and I walked to the top of the garden and eventually found the gate that leads to the Toda settlement. Once inside the Toda village, we (I ran into some Dutch friends from my guesthouse and they went with me) spoke to the two Toda tribesmen whom we first encountered. They were absolutely useless - claiming not to have known Jeff and not being able to find anyone who knew ...