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A Ride To India Across Persia And Baluchistn

Auhtor: Harry De Windt

Language: english
Published: 1891

Genres:

travel,  war
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Ride To India Across Persia And Baluchistn':

A Ride To India Across Persia And Baluchistn by Harry De Windt. A spacious apartment its polished _parquet_ strewn with white bearskins and the thickest and softest of Persian rugs its panelled walls hung with Oriental tapestries costly daggers pistols and shields of barbaric but beautiful workmanship glistening with gold and silver. Every detail of the room denotes the artistic taste of the owner.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Ride To India Across Persia And Baluchistn':


... one. A prisoner in a stuffy bedroom of the Htel de Londres, I sat at the window most of the day, consuming innumerable glasses of tea and cigarettes, ...
... remonstrated with by the Russian Government, the Shah does not trouble his head about the matter. Three routes to Tehern were now open to us: ...
... A great percentage of deaths are ascribed to Rsht fever-a terrible disease, due to the water and the exhalations from the marshes surrounding ...
... hundred inhabitants. The post-house, perched on the summit of a steep hill, is situated some little distance from the village, which stands in the centre ...
... in the morning, our drunken friends, headed by the lady, burst into our apartment, with the information, in bad Russian, that a gang of fifty men sent ...
... is out nearly daily, when the weather permits, shooting over his splendid preserves around Tehern. There is no lack of sport. Tiger and bear abound also ...
... valley is so called from its desolate and sterile appearance, though, if this be so, the greater part of Persia might with reason bear the same name. ...
... murdered sleep, I gladly agreed to anything that would make the time pass till daylight. A couple of bottles were then produced by the postmaster ...
... to the massacre of the whole of the Russian Legation at Tehern. Ispahn is a city of ruins. A Persian will tell you, with pride, that it is nearly ...
... and scarlet poppy-gardens. The cultivation of this plant is yearly increasing in Persia, for there is an enormous demand for the drug in the country ...
... In spring-time, during heavy rains, the plains are frequently inundated to a depth of two or three feet, and the water, stagnating and rotting under ...
... as common as in France, and have a good deal to do with the immorality and intrigue that go on in the larger cities. An eye-witness thus describes ...
... rattling, doors banging, with an accompaniment of women and children screaming as if the end of the world had arrived, is calculated to give the boldest ...
... five in number, fairly bristled with daggers and pistols. Like all natives, Chengiz was at first shy and reserved. It was only when I had prevailed ...
... Russian. said the prince, curiously surveying him from head to foot. I thought they were all big men. But patience has limits, and, with a muttered ...
... we filled barrels and flasks, clear, cold, and delicious. The Shirengaz Pass, which crosses a chain of hills about five hundred feet high, separates ...
... followed by his men, and seated himself on my only camp-stool. Then, producing a large American revolver, he cocked it with a loud click, placed it on ...
... and on the coast, which lasts from April till October, may be almost said to be the most severe in the world. At Kej, in Mekram, the thermometer sometimes ...
... of things existing at Kelt, not a hundred miles from the British outposts this the enlightened sovereign who has been made Companion of the Star ...
... 96 123 30 Kanro Fine, south west breeze 90 120 31 Dhara Fine, light north breeze 95 123 April. 1 Gwarjak. Fine, light south-east breeze 91 111 2 Gajjar. ...