Wanderings in India
"[...] Adolphus Bruce of the Lancers lifts his glass with immense alacrity. It is a curious characteristic of Indian society that very little outward respect is in private shown to seniority. I once heard an ensign of twenty years of age address a civilian of sixty in the following terms: "Now then, old moonsiff, pass that claret, please." The tiffin over, a gool, or lighted ball of charcoal, is passed round the table in a silver augdan (fire-holder). Every man present lights a cigar, and in a few minutes there is a general move. Some retire to the billiard-room, others cluster round the fireplace; others pace the platform; and two sets go up-stairs into the reading-room to have a quiet rubber-from three till five. Those four men seated at the table near the window have the reputation of being the best players in[...]."
- Paperback | 246 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.19mm | 381.02g
- 25 Apr 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations