Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843 - 1845, to Ascertain the Fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly

Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843 - 1845, to Ascertain the Fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... must produce a monster." Besides that, the king had a Cassack woman from the desert as his wet nurse: and thus, as the same Tiirkomaun at Nishapoor observed, " He drank the milk of a man-eater; for the Cassacks in the desert are accused of eating the bodies of dead men, and it is for that reason that he is such a bloodhound." After presentation to the king, we were brought to a small room in the palace, which serves as an office. Here the Shekhawl above mentioned came accompanied by Mullah Haje his secretary, who is one of those Persian slaves of whom there are two hundred thousand throughout the kingdom of Bokhara. Mullah Haje recollected having known me when at Bokhara in 1832. The Shekhawl then opened the business, by first addressing himself to Dil Assa Khan Mervee. Shekhawl. What is your name and country? D. A. K. Dil Assa Khan. Sh. What is your request of his Majesty, (Hasrat)? D. A. K. My request consists only in one point; his Excellency the Assaff-ood-Dowla, being a great friend of his Majesty, and convinced that the king of Bokhara with justice demands the possession of Khiva and Khokand, offers his assistance to his Majesty against Khiva and Khokand; and all the cannon, ammunition, and troops demanded from him, the Assaff-ood-Dowla will be ready to send to the Ameer. Khorassaun is near to Bokhara; Russia is two months distant from Bokhara, and England six months; therefore friendship between the Assaff-ood-Dowla and Bokhara is most necessary. This is the only request I have to make. Wolff. Have you no other request to make? D. A. K. None whatever. W. You are my man; and the Assaff-ood-Dowla has merely sent you here to assist me in my request to the king, and you have been paid by me for it. D. A. K. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746104
  • 9781236746108