First Love and Last Love Volume 1

First Love and Last Love Volume 1

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...a man--a native--standing close by, in the full blaze of the moonlight, regarding both himself and the sleeper with grave and earnest attention. CHAPTER XXXVIIL A HINDOO FAKSIER, SERIOUSLY alarmed, Harrower sprang up with bis sixshooter half-cocked; but the stranger made a deprecating gesture, with a low salaam, and the next glance assured Jack that he was quite unarmed; but for all that, be might give an alarm, bring others on their track, and so prove dangerous; and, while reflecting for a moment, whether or not it would be justifiable expedience or wanton cruelty to pass his sword quietly through him, Harrower saw that he was a venerable Brahmin, with singularly regular, mild, and pleasing features--one of those who in many parts of India, still adhere to the simple costume of their nice, as everywhere, and in all ages of the world, there have been, and e-er will be men of "the old school." His attire consisted simply of two long pieces of white cotton, one wra-ped round the waist, and banging below the knees, the other thrown across the shoulders loosely, so that at times it could be brought over the head, like the belted plaid of a Scottish Highlander. His brown legs, reduced to mere bone and brawn, were bare, but he had on embroidered slippers, with turned-up toes. He wore ear-rings and bracelets which seemed valuable, and even an elaborate necklace was partly hidden by his beard, which was long and white, and perfectly undyed by indigo or henna, perhaps his first departure from the ancient and time-honoured customs of his people. "Salaam, Sahib," he began, in Hindostanee, "be not alarmed! I am a peaceful old man, and the friend of your people." "Salaam, to you," replied Jack, surlily, "but...show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597036
  • 9781236597038