King--of the Khyber Rifles: A Romance of Adventure (Google eBook)

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1916 - British - 395 pages
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User Review  - Dfordoom - Goodreads

King of the Khyber Rifles King of the Khyber Rifles, published in 1916, is a rousing tale of adventure on the Northwest Frontier on India. The author, Talbot Mundy (1879-1940), was born in England ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexandra - Goodreads

Swashbuckling adventure story of conspiracy, espionage, disguise, cults, and fighting (cry out: "Kutch dar nahin hai!" before tackling a project assignment) during the British Raj. Somewhere between Kim and She. Read full review

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Page 401 - THE BORROWER WILL BE CHARGED AN OVERDUE FEE IF THIS BOOK 18 NOT RETURNED TO THE LIBRARY ON OR BEFORE THE LAST DATE STAMPED BELOW. NON-RECEIPT OF OVERDUE NOTICES DOES NOT EXEMPT THE BORROWER FROM OVERDUE FEES. I...
Page 342 - Feeling that, having once fallen, he might as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb...
Page 365 - God is most great ; prayer is better than sleep, prayer is better than sleep ; there is no God but God, and Mohammed is His prophet.
Page 373 - FOUR thousand men with women and children and baggage do not move so swiftly as one man or a dozen, especially in the "Hills," where discipline is reckoned beneath a proud man's honor. There were many miles to go before Khinjan when night fell and the mullah bade them camp. He bade them camp because they would have done it otherwise in any case. "And we...
Page 348 - When the last evil jest has been made, and the rest Of the ink of hypocrisy spilt, When the awfully right have elected to fight Lest their own should discover their guilt; When the door has been shut on the "if
Page 197 - There will be a jihad when she is ready, such an one as never yet was ! India shall bleed for all the fat years she has lain unplundered ! Not a throat of an unbeliever in the world shall be left unslit ! No jihad ? Thou liar ! Get in out of my sight l" So King retired into the cave, with something new to think about.
Page 111 - Khyber-mouth is haunted after dark by the men whose blood-feuds are too reeking raw to let them dare go home and for whom the British hangman very likely waits a mile or two farther south.
Page 47 - Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin. Steal from a thief, for that is easy. Set a trap for a trickster, and catch him at the first. attempt. But beware of the man who has no axe to grind.
Page 123 - Object? What but to force the Khyber and burst through into India and loot? What but to plunder, now that English backs are turned the other way?

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