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Beyond the Himalayas: A Story of Travel and Adventure in the Wilds of Thibet
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Page iii - Beyond the Himalayas. A Story of Travel and Adventure in the Wilds of Thibet. A Book for Boys. By JOHN GEDDIE, Author of "The Lake Regions of Central Africa,
Page 229 - Nicholas asserts the presumption but vaguely, despite such words as tion, as the result ol which he states that it forms the centre of a very extensive group of monuments— eighty cairns at least are still to be counted in an area less than half a mile in length by a quarter of a mile in width. These are mostly small, 12 to 15 feet in diameter; one, 20 feet across, was opened by Sir Gardner Wilkinson, but proved to contain no interment. The largest is 68 feet in diameter, but has not yet been opened.
Page 192 - ... at a distance of little more than a quarter of a mile from the garh, in all probability the track may have extended a great deal further.
Page 47 - Just think what a terrible thing it is to take the life of a human being, however degraded.
Page 16 - I believe that you could count on the fingers of one hand all the Europeans who have penetrated to the heart of Thibet.
Page 17 - they join the head of the first to the tail of the second, and construct a monster like the mermaid that the Yankee showman made out of a monkey and a fish.