Journey to the North of India Overland from England Through Russia, Persia, and Affghaunistaun Volume 2

Journey to the North of India Overland from England Through Russia, Persia, and Affghaunistaun 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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... intimation most graciously, and charged him to tell me, that he (the Khan) desired no greater pleasure than that of making the acquaintance of an individual of so esteemed a tribe as the Inglis Feringees. Jellal Khan received us on the terraced roof of his citadel, whence he could feast his eyes upon the best part of his domain. He was a tall and slight, hooknosed, and vulgarly independent-looking man, who evidently did not want a good opinion of himself. After a few extravagant compliments had been exchanged, he waved his hand affectedly to direct my view upon the surrounding country, and asked me if I had ever seen such a place as Quetta. I answered, with truth, that I had not; and then he was pleased to assure me that I might bless the fortune which had brought me to his stronghold, since he was monarch of all he surveyed, and that if Abdoollah Khan, the Candahar Sirdars, or any body else, should send to demand me, he would spit upon the messengers, or, if I preferred it, blow them from the mouths of his cannon. (The Khan had one small gun which he kept in the court of his harem.) It had pleased him, he said, to travel much: he had seen and liked my countrymen, and had made himself acquainted with their customs; they were fine soldiers, and men of veracity, whom he approved of, and I might equally count upon his protection and friendship: --to all which I made a due proportion of bows and hyperbolical acknowledgments.--L'amitie d'un grand homme est un bienfait des Dieux! The governor gave the most sensible proof of his knowledge of English customs, by inviting me to cement our friendship by eating a meal together; and led the way down into a small mud-built apartment, the walls and roof of which were hung with matchlocks, swords, shields, and..show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 184 x 240 x 8mm | 140g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123655132X
  • 9781236551320