Pandurang Hari, Or, Memoirs of a Hindoo

Pandurang Hari, Or, Memoirs of a Hindoo

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...disposition of the goatherd unfolded itself to me, I related more of the conversation I had heard in the secret chamber of the idol, and I informed him of the plans of a man named Gunput Rao Mahadeo, the pretender to the throne of Sattarah. On hearing this, name the old man grasped my arm, as if clinging for support, and then let his head fall on my shoulder as if he were insensible. In a short time, he recovered himself. The first words he uttered were, "Young man, you are in error, Gunput Rao is no more; or if he really exists, he is dead to the world." " Oh, then, you knew him?" I observed. " I knew him too well," he replied. Here he folded his arms, and remained perfectly silent for a considerable time. At last he exclaimed, " It is impossible--he cannot be alive!" "There is too much reason to believe that he has put on the garb of a gossein, and that he wanders about under the name of Gabbage Gousla." A heavy sigh from the goatherd interrupted me, and prevented my communicating further information respecting this mysterious person. " Young man, you have spoken the truth--Gunput Rao lives--I have myself seen him; but, when we last met, little did I think I entertained my inveterate foe within these walls! " " He has then been here? " I observed. " He has," replied the goatherd; "and, under the name of Gabbage Gousla, has partaken of my homely fare." He now described the face and figure of this arch-fiend so accurately, that I did not hesitate in declaring him to be the man who prowled about in the garb of sanctity, and, affecting to have resigned all worldly affairs, aspired to a throne. " He shall not succeed, by Ishwur, more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837126
  • 9781236837127