Your mother has written to you at your hostel asking whether you can get leave from school to attend your cousin’s wedding. Write her a reply.

Ideal school,
M. G. Road, Dharavi,

Dear mummy,

I wanted so much to attend Neetu Didi’s wedding, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to our preliminary Examinations will being the day after tomorrow. They will, of course, end on the 2nd of February, but after that we have to follow a strict regimen of studies. The school has arranged lectures by some expert educationists. They will guide us as to how to answer the SSC question papers. We shall also be preparing for the practicals. Professor Jhulewala has promised to coach me and five of my classmates in Mathematics.

I can’t afford to miss a single day.

Convey my deep regrests to Neetu Didi. I know she will be terribly disappointed. I shall write to her as well.

It would be great if you five a separate wedding present to her on my behalf. Maybe that will make her feel better. Do explain to her, and tell her that I shall visit her new home immediately after my examinations.

Love to Chunnu and Munnu. Is Tommy up to his tricks still? Lots of love to Daddy.

Your loving daughter,