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A Volunteer's Scramble Through Scinde, the Punjab, Hindostan, and the ...
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admirable allowed amongst amusement animals appeared army arrived attended bank became British buildings camel camp carried cause charge commenced consequently considered containing continued couple course cultivation discovered doubt enemy English enjoyed European fact force formed fort fortunately four frequently gardens ground guns half hand head hill horses hour houses imagine immediately individual inhabitants jungle Kardar late latter looking means ment miles Moolraj Mooltan morning mounted native nature Nawab nearly never night numerous obtained occasions occurred offered officers once owing party passed performed perhaps Persian poor position possession present prince principal proceeding procurable proved Punjab raised reaching reader received regiment remain residence respect returned river road rupees scene Scinde Seikh short shot side soldiers soon sport suffered taken taking tents took town traveller trees turned vicinity village wall whilst whole young
Page 109 - promised that, when two or three are gathered together in His name, there will He be in the midst of them. And
Page 146 - containing several tons of combustible ammunition. The sublime spectacle that ensued will never be effaced from my memory, nor, I imagine from that of any who witnessed the sight. For several minutes the atmosphere continued very close, not even a breath of wind stirring, but a death-like stillness prevailed, precisely similar to that which precedes a Scinde
Page 85 - Are you quite well ?" commenced the Nawab. " Thank you, Nawab Sahib, through the merciful kindness of Allah, and your extreme care, I'm in a state of salubrity; may I hope your highness enjoys good health ?" " Thank you, Sahib, I'm perfectly well, and your brother is the same I trust.
Page 146 - which eventually spread far and wide, concealing both fort and town from our wonder-struck gaze; a few minutes elapsed and it entirely enveloped the high position we were occupying, although 900 yards from the explosion. This terrific catastrophe originated in one of our shells fortunately bursting in a
Page 146 - hill. Whilst we anxiously observed the amount of damage committed by the shells, there arose suddenly from the centre of the fort, what at first appeared to us a huge mound of earth, which gradually increased in size until it resembled a hill some
Page 119 - General Cortlandt's regular regiments formed three sides of a square opposite the gallows. The irregular soldiers and camp followers remained outside, apparently as anxious and bloodthirsty as any London mob gathered to witness a Newgate execution. The wretched
Page 81 - fashion; these half-disciplined soldiers answered their prince's purpose to perfection, no doubt; but had Sir Charles Napier inspected the regiment, some difficulty might have arisen as to their passing muster.
Page 146 - All the guns ceased firing—all eyes were directed upwards, gazing with awe at the scene thus suddenly presented them. Men even addressed each other in a