From Calcutta to the Snowy range. By an old Indian (F.F.W.).

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Page 107 - Yes ; there was a great crowd looking on ; they were standing along the walls of the compound. They were principally city people and villagers. Yes : there were also sepoys. Three boys were alive. They were fair children. The eldest, I think, must have been six or seven, and the youngest five years. They were running round the well (where else could they go to ?), and there was none to save them. No : none said a word or tried to save them.
Page 107 - said a word or tried to save them." At length the smallest of them made an infantile attempt to get away. The little thing had been frightened past bearing by the murder of one of the surviving ladies. He thus attracted the observation of a native, who flung him and his companions down the well. One deponent is of opinion that the man first took the trouble to kill the children. Others think not. The corpses of the gentlemen must have been committed to the same receptacle : for a townsman who looked...
Page 47 - For the sanctity of its inhabitants, of its temples and tanks, of its wells and streams, of the very soil that is trodden, of the very air that is breathed, and of everything in it and around it, Benares has been famed for thousands of years.
Page 80 - ... their bodies being naked, with the exception of a cloth about the loins. These men complain of a sensation of drowsiness towards the end of their daily labours, and declare that they are overpowered early in the evening by sleep, but they do not complain of the effect as being either unpleasant or injurious.
Page 158 - Jilaukhana, or place where the royal processions used to form up and prepare to start from and turning to the right through a gateway covered by a screen, we cross the Chini Bagh (so called from the large China vessels with which it was decorated), and going under a gate flanked by green mermaids we come to the На/rat Bagh.
Page 106 - The bodies," says one who was present throughout, " were dragged out, most of them by the hair of the head. Those who had clothes worth taking were stripped. Some of the women were alive. I cannot say how many ; but three could speak. They prayed for the sake of God that an end might be put to their sufferings. I remarked one very stout woman, a half-caste, who was severely wounded in both arms, who entreated to be killed.
Page 107 - I remarked one very stout woman, a half-caste, who was severely wounded in both arms, who entreated to be killed. She and two or three others were placed against the bank of the cut by which bullocks go down in drawing water. The dead were first thrown in. Yes: there was a great crowd looking on; they were standing along the walls of the compound. They were principally city people and villagers. Yes: there were also sepoys. Three boys vere alive.
Page 47 - The poor deluded sensualist, whose life has been passed in abominable practices, or the covetous usurer who has made himself rich by a long course of hard-fisted extortion, or the fanatical devotee, fool, and murderer, more simple than a babe, yet guilty of the foulest crimes, still comes, as of old, from the remotest corners of India as the sands of time are slowly ebbing away ; and fearful lest the golden thread should be snapped before his long journey is ended, he makes desperate efforts to hold...
Page 160 - ... that he should give up his own to his father. Accordingly, he gave orders to destroy his former abode, and raise on the site a tomb to Sadut Ali Khan.
Page 139 - A complete civil administration had been prepared, and the military force which it was intended to retain had been fully organised, before negotiations were opened with the king. Officers had been named to every appointment. The best men that could be found available were selected from the civil and military services for the new offices...

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