Diary of a Tour Through Oude, in December 1849, & January & February, 1850

Diary of a Tour Through Oude, in December 1849, & January & February, 1850

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...affronts offered to them, they must have been all instantly put to death, and a general massacre of all their supposed adherents, and the pillage of the palace and city, would have followed. The Begum's Wakeel, Mirza Allee, seeing the life of the Resident, and those of Ins Assistants and attendants, in such imminent peril, since he so resolutely refused to give any sign whatever of recognition to the pretender, and aware of the consequences that would inevitably follow their murder, seized him by the arm; and, in a loud voice, shouted out, that it was the Begum's order that ho should conduct him out into the garden to the south. He pushed on with him through the crowd, followed by all his small party, and, with great difficulty and danger, they, at last, reached the garden, where Colonel Monteath had just brought in and drawn up bis five companies in a line facing the baraduree. Finding the enVr?.T).ce to the north-west occupied by the Begum's party, Colonel jronteath mST" along the street to the west of the palace, and entered the baraduree garden by the south-west gate. As the Resident went out, Colonel Roberts, who commanded a brigade in the Oude service, went in, and presented to the pretender his offering of gol J-mohurs, and then went off and hid himself to wait the result of the contest. Captain Magness drew up his men and guns on the left of Colonel Monteath's, and was told to prepare for action. He told the Resident, that he did not feel quite sure of hi? men in such a crisis; and the line of British sipahees was made to cover his rear, to secure them. The king and minister had commanded him to act precisely as directed by the Resident, and he himself knew this to be his only safe course; but the hearts of his men were with Moonna...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534441
  • 9781236534446