Jamie Gordon

Jamie Gordon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... across, to the principal road of the station, called the Sepoy lines. This road was so wide, that it was the general place for field-days and reviews; and many of the finest houses in Cawnpore looked upon these lines. Then in the cool of the evening, all the Burra Sahibs and their families, took the air in various carriages, on horses or elephants. Cecy and James Gordon must needs pass across this road, or rather plain, to get to the bazaar, whither she wanted to go. The bazaar was still at some distance, on a road, which ran out from the principal line; its 'place was marked by a Mosque, with minarets seen among trees, and forming a fine object to the gentlemen's houses on the left of the parade. As the children went on, Cecy pointed out the Barouches, Bullock Coaches, TonTtons, and other carriages, which were out upon the road: and she knew the names and histories of every family, to whom they belonged; or rather, she pretended so to do, which did as well for Jamie. Having crossed the Sepoy lines, as this great road is called, they got into the one immediately leading to the Bazaar; it was narrower and more retired, though there were huts scattered here and there, on each side, and some small inferior bungalows. They also had to pass the gates of the soldier's burying-ground, on their right--and Jamie wanted to go in and see if he could find the grave of poor Mrs. McCrury, but Cecy would not allow him. One of these bungalows was afterwards converted into a place of Christian worship. Another was the residence of the Rev. Henry Martyn. 'Surely, ' she said, 'we hear enough of death in the barracks, without coming after it here; if we must die, we must; but what is the use of thinking of it, more than we need? go, come along, Jamie, for as..show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742001
  • 9781236742001