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A Ride to Khiva, Travels and Adventures in Central Asia (Paperback) Loot Price: R364
Discovery Miles 3 640
A Ride to Khiva, Travels and Adventures in Central Asia (Paperback): Frederick Gustavus Burnaby
A Ride to Khiva, Travels and Adventures in Central Asia (Paperback): Frederick Gustavus Burnaby

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A Ride to Khiva, Travels and Adventures in Central Asia (Paperback)

Frederick Gustavus Burnaby

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 Excerpt: ...when the guide remarked, " How thin the poor beast is 1 If you could only see my brother-in-law's horses I" "Well," I replied, "it is rather out of the way to ride to Kalenderhana, but, to oblige you, I would not object to stretch a point and go there instead of to Petro-Alexandrovsk." "What would the Commandant say?" observed the guide. "He might punish me; perhaps I should be beaten." "That is your business, not mine," I remarked; "but the horses are beautiful at the fort. We will go there." "No," said the guide, "we will go to Kalenderhana, and then from my aHl to the fort. It will be a little way round--however that does not signify--we will not say a word to the Commandant, and you shall buy such a horse I You will look with scorn at every other horse you may see, and people will say, ' What a fortunate man.'" We had now thoroughly outstripped the Khivan, being at least twelve hours ahead of his caravan. I was not sorry for this, as otherwise the sudden change in my route might have surprised him. We had left Ootch Ootkool, a spot marked on Wyld's map of Khiva, considerably to our rear, whilst the country was a succession of hill and dale; but much more undulating towards my bridle hand than in the direction of the setting sun. A SALT LAKE. 235 Our course, as we neared a spot known by the Kirghiz as Tan Sooloo, was south-south-west. From this place to Tooz, our next halting-place, the distance was forty-five versts. On either side of the track there were deep hollows and ravines innumerable, whilst saksaool and brushwood became each moment more scarce. Apparently all this country had been at some remote period buried beneath the sea. Frequently we came across shel...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Frederick Gustavus Burnaby
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 138
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-97974-3
Barcode: 9781235979743
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LSN: 1-235-97974-1

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