Rifle and Spear with the Rajpoots: Being the Narrative of a Winter's Travel and Sport in Northern India

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Chatto and Windus, 1895 - Hunting - 336 pages
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Page 41 - Who has not heard of the Vale of Cashmere, With its roses the brightest that earth ever gave, Its temples, and grottos, and fountains as clear As the love-lighted eyes that hang over their wave? Oh! to see it at sunset, — when warm o'er the Lake Its splendour at parting a summer eve throws, Like a bride, full of blushes, when ling'ring to take A last look of her mirror at night ere she goes...
Page 249 - Commission was learning that it was possible to have too much of a good thing, even competition.
Page 300 - ... was turned down that day. The nearest I came to landing a job was as a messenger boy for the telegraph company, but my ignorance of the city's streets was against me. Toward evening I wandered over to the station. Trains were more familiar to me than anything else in this big city. The station was at the foot of a steep hill on the top of which ran horse-cars. Soon a train came in. A gang of rough-looking, shabby boys, whom I had noticed loafing around, made a rush for the passengers
Page 305 - The royal abode which for a thousand years had towered above all the other towns of Hindustan, has become the haunt of wild beasts, and its temples desecrated and in ruins.
Page 59 - Eight of the class name the days of the week, months of the year, giving the number of days in the week and months in the year.
Page 286 - A pair of horses drew us along at the rate of about six miles an hour. The " man of the world," and a couple of boxes, went in an ekka.

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