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Page 324 - I fancy, and then I trust there will be no more waiting. The letters from Agra show that a much greater and more formidable amount of insurrection exists, than we were prepared to believe. Large bodies of insurgents have collected in different places all over the country, all well supplied with arms and guns. These are under the orders of different Nawabs, Rajahs, and big men, who think that now is their time for rule. None of these will be formidable as soon as the army is disposed of, but for a...
Page 285 - Seeing a hesitation among the troops he led, who did not like the look of a wall lined with Pandies, and stopped short, instead of going up to it, he leaped his horse clean over the wall into the midst of them, and dared the men to follow, which they did, but he got a ball in the shoulder.
Page 398 - On arriving there (a fourteen miles' stage), we found the Commanderin-Chief was at Meerun-ke-Serai, fifteen miles farther on. This was very annoying ; but there was no help for it, so we struck out for it as fast as we could, the more so as we heard that the enemy, 700 strong, with four guns, was within two miles of us. We arrived at Meerun-keSerai at 4 AM, and found the camp there all right. We were received most cordially by all, and not a little surprised were they to hear where we had come from.
Page 346 - Alee, to say that I had come to seize the Shahzadahs for punishment, and intended to do so, dead or alive. After two hours of wordy strife and very anxious suspense, they appeared, and asked if their lives had been promised by the Government, to which I answered " Most certainly not," and sent them away from the tomb towards the city, under a guard.
Page 184 - ... lounge. I am most gratified by the appointment to the command of the Guides, and more so by the way in which it was given me, and the manner of my selection from amidst a crowd of aspirants. It is no small thing for a subaltern to be raised to the command of a battalion of infantry and a squadron and a half of cavalry, with four English officers under him ! I am supposed to be the luckiest man of my time. I have already had an offer from the Military Secretary to the Board of Administration to...
Page 256 - European soldiers ; but on the whole the affair was a very creditable one. I am safe and sound still, and again have to thank the Almighty for my preservation. Yesterday I was ordered by the General to assist Greathed and one or two more engineers in forming a project of attack, and how we would do to take Delhi. We drew up our scheme and gave it to the General, who highly approved, and will, I trust, carry it out ; but how times must be changed...
Page 360 - I am quite indifferent to clamor either way. ; I made up my mind, at the time, to be abused. I was convinced I was right, and when I prepared to run the great physical risk of the attempt, I was equally game for the moral risk of praise or blame.
Page 7 - Montesinos' heart, he Felt distress his bosom rend. "Oh! my cousin Durandarte, Woe is me to view thy end! "Sweet in manners, fair in favour, Mild in temper, fierce in fight, Warrior nobler, gentler, braver, Never shall behold the light.
Page 158 - Had he lived, he would haveproduced an impression on men's minds whose effects would have been felt for ages. As it is, the influence which he did produce has been most lasting and striking in its effects. It is felt even in India ; I cannot say more than that.
Page 357 - I am not exaggerating ; the official reports will show you it is all true. As we got about a mile off, Hodson turned to me and said, ' Well, Mac, we've got them at last ; ' and we both gave a sigh of relief. Never in my life, under the heaviest fire, have I been in such imminent danger. Everybody says it is the most dashing and daring thing that has been done for years (not on my part, for I merely obeyed orders, but on Hodson's, who planned and carried it out).