A Year Among the Circassians

A Year Among the Circassians

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...and Beslebai, which, with those of Shapsook and Natukvitch, enclose them as a % I 154 DEPUTATION mom ABBASSAK. common centre. The most remote of these would take courage, and manfully resist the encroachments of Russia, provided there was the least prospect of their being ultimately assisted from abroad. The report had already reached them of Englishmen having landed in Circassia; and to keep alive the enthusiasm that had been created there, it was advisable to send them something, if it were only some superfluous portion of our wearing apparel, that would serve as ocular demonstration of the fact. The conference closed with an expression of mutual good will; and acting upon the hint they had given us, as well as the recommendation of the judge, _we made each of them as handsome a present as we could. RETURN or rm: HERALDS. 155 I CHAPTER VIII. Proclamation of the Russian General, and reply of the Cireassians--Portraits of the Council--Landed Property among the Circassians--Presents--The Biter Bit. IN two days the heralds returned from the Russian camp; they had overtaken General Willemineff at Ghelendjek, and said that although he had received them personally with great politeness, he had treated their propositions with derision. With respect to England in general, and their English visitors in particular, he had spoken in the most disparaging terms. The latter, he said, were unprincipled adventurers, who were endeavouring to mislead them for their own private ends, and that the best thing they could do was to cut them into pieces, or send them out of the country immedi 156 RETURN or THE HERALDS. ately. With respect to themselves, they had but one course to adopt, and that was submission to the Emperor. " And in case we should not adopt...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562100
  • 9781236562104