The Highlands of India Volume 2

The Highlands of India Volume 2

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...I fell in with a sporting sort of Pathan on the Kohat road, who was proceeding along the track on horseback, with greyhounds. We exchanged salutes, and entered into conversation, during which he related the following anecdote: --"Sahib," said he, "you see that bridge over the ravine; "well! close there, in the khe't, a man who was at work "saw a wolf go into a hollow in the earth above the "bank of the ravine, --there, where I point. He crept "after it, and throwing himself upon the wolf, caught it "by the ears, and captured it, binding it with his plough "rope and bringing it to the village here." I laughed, and expressed surprise; when he pressed me to go with him into the village and see the wolf. I accordingly accompanied him, and sure enough he actually showed me a wolf shut up in an empty house in the village. He went on to say, "More, sahib! if you like to ride "this way, rather earlier, to-morrow, I will show you the "wife or mate of this wolf, who hangs about in the same "ravine, and then, please Allah! we will chase him." I agreed to this also; and on the morrow, having armed myself with a boar-spear--revolvers we always carried as our usual side-arm at Peshawer, in those days--I joined my Pathan friend at the bridge; we proceeded into the ravine in search of the wolf. My friend was "got up" extensively for the occasion; was mounted, and armed with a spear, and hounds with him. Sure enough, we had not gone five hundred yards up the ravine before we started the wolf Tally ho! With couched spears we went along the sandy bottom at racing pace after him, and really seemed almost as though we might close on him, when he also took to earth, and ran into a cleft...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510364
  • 9781236510365