A Journey Through the Kingdom of Oude in 1849-1850: With Private Correspondence Relative to the Annexation of Oude to British India, [etc.], Volume 1

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Richard Bentley, 1858 - Oudh (India)
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Page 210 - LP drink a whole pitcher of butter-milk when put before him, without seeming to draw breath. He can never be induced to keep on any kind of clothing, even in the coldest weather. A quilt stuffed with cotton was given to him when it became very cold this season, but he tore it to pieces, and ate a portion of it, cotton and all, with his bread every day.
Page 212 - AH four ran towards a den in the ravines. The sipahees followed as fast as they could ', but the three cubs had got in before the sipahees could come up with them, and the boy was half way in when one of the sipahees caught him by the hind leg, and drew him back. He seemed very angry and ferocious, bit at them, and seized in his teeth the barrel of one of their guns, which they put forward to keep him off, and shook it. They however secured him. brought him home, and kept him for twenty days.
Page 323 - ... wild hogs. They not only rob and murder, but seize, confine, and torture all whom they seize, and suppose to have money or credit, till they ransom themselves with all they have, or can beg or borrow. Hardly a day has passed since I left Lucknow, in which I have not had abundant proof of numerous atrocities of this Kind committed by landholders within the district through which I was passing, year by year, up to the present day.
Page 218 - Alice , and told him that the wolves were going to eat the boy. He replied, ' Come away and leave him, or they will eat you also ;' but when he saw them begin to play together, his fears subsided and he kept quiet. Gaining confidence by degrees, he drove them away; but after going a little distance they returned, and began to play again with the boy. At last he succeeded in driving them off altogether. The night after, three wolves came, and the boy and they played together. A few nights after, four...
Page 207 - ... and all kinds of reptiles, and catch all kinds of animals, either to feed upon themselves, or to sell them to those who wish to keep or hunt them. But it is remarkable, that they very seldom catch wolves, though they know all their dens, and could easily dig them out as they dig out other animals. This is supposed to arise from the profit which they make by the gold and silver bracelets, necklaces and...
Page 207 - They dared not deny, though they were ashamed or afraid to acknowledge, that it was. I have myself no doubt that this is the reason, and that they do make a good deal in this way from the children's ornaments, which they find at the entrance of wolves' dens. In every part of India, a great number of children are every day murdered for the sake of their ornaments, and the fearful examples that come daily to the knowledge of parents, and the injunctions of the civil authorities, are unavailing against...
Page 218 - He had hardened marks upon his knees and elbows, from having gone on all fours. In about six weeks after he had been tied up under the tree, with a good deal of beating, and rubbing of his joints with oil, he was made to stand and walk upon his legs, like other human beings. He was never heard to utter more than one articulate sound, and that was "Aboodeea...
Page 218 - Janoo saw two wolves come up stealthily, and smell at the boy. They then touched him, and he got up ; and, instead of being frightened, the boy put his hands upon their heads, and they began to play with him. They capered around him, and he threw straw and leaves at them. Janoo tried to drive them off but...
Page 208 - A trooper, sent by the native governor of the district to Chandour, to demand payment of some revenue, was passing along the bank of the river near Chandour about noon, when he .saw a large female wolf leave her den, followed by three whelps and a little boy. The boy went on all fours, and seemed to be on the best possible terms with the old dam and the three whelps, and the mother seemed to guard ^all four with equal care.
Page xxi - If he wishes anything done that I do not think right and honest, I resign, and leave it to be done by others. I desire a strict adherence to solemn engagements, whether made with white faces or black. We have no right to annex or confiscate Oude ; but we have a right, under the treaty of 1837, to take the management of it, but not to appropriate its revenues to ourselves.