Diary of a Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet

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Cosimo, Inc., Dec 1, 2005 - Travel - 440 pages
Nothing could exceed the beauty of the view as we approached our intended halting-place. Having crossed the torrent by a wooden bridge, the mountains we had been winding through showed out in all their grandeur, while above us, inaccessible peaks, with sharp and fanciful projections, nestled their mighty heads among the fleecy clouds, which hung about after the recent rains. ~ ~ ~ Captain William Henry Knight journeyed through Kashmir and Tibet in 1860 in the company of another officer and a porter. Having spent a year and a half in India with his regiment, Captain Knight had managed to obtain a six months' leave of absence in order to escape the hot season and journey through the cool foothills of the Himalayas. His goal in this volume was to represent "a faithful picture of travels in regions where excursion trains are still unknown, and Travelers' Guides unpublished." WILLIAM HENRY KNIGHT was a Captain in England's Forty-Eighth Regiment. This is his only known work.
 

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Contents

Preface
3
PART II
39
Cashmkbe
57
PART III
78
PART IV
129
Little Thibet
189
A Retreat to the Valley
205
Last Days of Travkf 20 1
261
APPENDIX
351
The Mystic Sentence of Thibet
365
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