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illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ... passing some time with her
I rejoined Bhudrinath. "Who-was the man you were conversing with
when I came up?" I asked. "Why," said he, "from what I have picked
up as yet, I suspect he has urgent reasons for getting away from
hence as fast as he can; in other words, he has been helping
himself to more than he ought in some revenue affair, and his
safety depends upon flight. I told him I expected you and your
party, and that he would have a good opportunity of getting away if
he chose to mix with us. You see," added Bhudrinath, "that when
once I have fixed my eye upon any one, it is against my principles
to let him escape me; now, as this is the case, we must have that
man, --first, because of my principles, as I said, and secondly
because of the money which most assuredly he has in his possession:
do you comprehend?" 1' Perfectly," said I laughing; "your argument
is an admirable one; therefore I will second your endeavours with
all my heart. How shall we proceed?" "Why," said Bhudrinath, "that
is a somewhat difficult matter to determine, for I do not know
where the fellow lives; but he promised to be with me soon, and I
dare say he will not be long away." "We must spread the carpet of
patience," said I, "and sit on it, I suppose, till he makes his
appearance; meanwhile I see no reason why I should not eat." Well,
Sahib, I went inside the purda, where my well-dressed meal awaited
me, and Zora and I had our fingers very soon buried in a smoking
dish of kicheree and a very good currie. While I was thus employed,
I heard the usual salutation pass between Bhudrinath and his
acquaintance, and when I had satisfied the cravings within me,
which had been grievous to bear, I joined them. "This is my
brother, of whom I have spoken to you," said...
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