With the Afghans

With the Afghans

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...our religion to him. He then said to me, after a pause, 'You people say that Jesus is the Son of God?' After a moment's pause I replied ' Yes, ' and then began to explain that Jesus was born by the Holy Ghost. They began to get excited, and one fierce-looking Pathan said, ' For this word (i.e., the phrase 'Son of God' which they regard as rank blasphemy) they are accustomed to kill.' I replied, 'I am ready for death.' The village people seemed kindly disposed, and wished to make my acquaintance, but the caravan people would not let them. "The next day we reached Jelalabad. The great snow-clad hill which separates Afghanistan and Kafiristan was close in sight, and two days would have taken me into Kafiristan. I hoped to leave Jelalabad quietly and go on to the hills, but soon a crowd of fine-looking young Pathans entered the Serai where I was and, sitting down before me, asked me who I was. One handsome young man, looking me in the face, uttered the word ' Dushman' (enemy). I said, 'I am not an enemy. I am a Christian.' One then, armed with a dagger and a pistol, deliberately stepped over to my side and, drawing his dagger, lifted it above me as if about to plunge it into my breast. I thought my hour was come and said, 'Don't kill me!' Another Pathan came to him and said, 'Do not frighten him; put away your dagger, ' while the one who had called me 'dushman' said, 'We don't kill here. "In the meantime news reached the commandant that a Feringhee had come. Soon a colonel and several other officers came to me; they spoke to me roughly but kindly, and all seemed anxious to assure me I was safe in Sher Ali Khan's territory. I was placed under charge of the Kotwal (police superintendent). Many came to gaze upon me, and I was a gazing...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823044
  • 9781236823045