Rustum Khan, or Fourteen Nights Entertainment at the Shah Bhag, or Royal Gardens at Ahmedabad Volume 1

Rustum Khan, or Fourteen Nights Entertainment at the Shah Bhag, or Royal Gardens at Ahmedabad Volume 1

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...shook his head, and was alike ignorant of the language I spoke, and the meaning I intended to convey to him. But experience had taught me a never failing specific with a native, in the shape of a bribe, with which I hoped to quiet his scruples, and turn his dogged indifference into willing energy in my behalf. To this I had recourse as a last effort, in the way of verbose explanation of my wishes, which, had it failed, might have brought down upon him the full effects of continuing to fret and play with a naturally hasty temper, which had been thwarted for many hours; and might have cost this object of Hindoo respect and sacred character the sufferings of a sound thrashing, for to such my exasperation would have doubtless carried me. Luckily, however, as its effects were favourable in the extreme, I was spared the trouble doing. If, said I, you do not immediately procure for me the a.rticles of firewood and milk, as well as grass, which you are required by your employers, as a duty, to do, I shall certainly help myself. And I am ready, with my followers, to assist you, added the Mahommedan. lt is not the first time I have assisted in taming the obstinacy of these scoundrels. Why don t you, Saheb, get a few hundred horse quartered upon the village, as my forefathers would have done, when, like locusts in a field of vegetation, they would doubtless eat up every thing appearing in view, and worth their having. Aye, Saheb, you are too kind to these fellows. Look at that sword: if it could tell you a tale or two, it might inform you how better to argue than by words; and if you could only see all the obstinate asses it has served as a monitor to, it would shew you how to leave a more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602706
  • 9781236602701