Mutiny Memoirs; Being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857

Mutiny Memoirs; Being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... things happened which would now be impossible. For instance, it was not at all unheard of for an enterprising oflicer, with no other sanction than that of his commanding ofiicer, to take a small party of mounted men and start off on the prowl in search of adventures. Very frequently he found them, and took good care, in view of the irregularity of his proceedings, that no report of them reached the General. On some such occasion, a captain who was doing duty with us, and who was wellknown for his eccentricity, almost verg ing on insanity, his fearlessness, and his unsparing thirst for vengeance against the mutineers, found himself, with a squad of sixteen or twenty men, many miles from camp, in front of the gateway of a walled enclosure, inside which were about forty rebel sepoys who, relying on their distance from danger, had taken no precautions against surprise, and were quietly cooking their dinner. H took in the situation at once. " Halt! " he shouted in a stentorian voice, to his men, adding in Hindustani "Only twentymen follow me into the gate. Let the rest of the regiment remain outside." " Throw down your arms in that corner," he roared to the terror-stricken sepoys. " Gather together in the opposite corner, and be quick about it, or I will slay you all." He was immediately obeyed. " Now," said he, " I see among you a number of men older than the others, whom they have probably led astray. Drive them out from among you, that I may destroy them." The miserable cowards of young men instantly thrust out the older ones, struggling and fighting for dear life: and H------and his party fell on them and killed them. Then turning to the traitorous remnant, more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749839
  • 9781236749833