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Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow and St. Petersburgh, During the Late Russion Invasion of Khiva Volume 1; In Two Volumes (Paperback) Loot Price: R420
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Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow and St. Petersburgh, During the Late Russion Invasion of Khiva Volume 1; In...
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Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow and St. Petersburgh, During the Late Russion Invasion of Khiva Volume 1; In Two Volumes (Paperback)

James Abbott

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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. 1843 Excerpt: ...funds were quite exhausted, by what I had already given him. I bade him explain my melancholy prospects to the blind prince, of H. M. Shah Shoojah's family, whom I had intended to send in honour to Heraut, and also to the unhappy female slaves of the royal family of Heraut, 194 DEPARTURE FROM KHIVA. whom I found myself unable to enfranchise. I had begged they might be included in the number, whose liberty was granted at my intercession; but my purpose was defeated, either by the Mehtur, or by some feeling of shame, on the part of the Khaun, to return to Heraut, princesses, who had been exposed to such usage in his dominions; and now, for want of funds, I was obliged to leave them in captivity. A large crowd had collected at my gate, to stare at me. I mounted my horse, and seeing Ummeer Beg standing near, stretched out my hand to him, (which however he would only raise to his lips and forehead, ) and then said aloud, and made my interpreter repeat it in Toorkish after me, "This is an honoured servant of the British Government, God preserve you, Ummeer Beg, good and gallant and faithful follower." It was all I could now do to honour him in the eyes of those, by whom he had been oppressed and despised. Even in that desolate hour, my inability to reward the sufferings and faithful services of this gallant follower, was felt as an additional woe. Departure from Khiva--Palace of the Toorruh--Priggery of the Toorcumuns--Umbarr, an ancient site--Report of gigantic human bones--Dahsh Howz--House of the guide--His obstinacy--Message from the Mehtur--The great Mare's nest--Its origin--Journey resumed--Inhospitality of the guide--Capture of a Russian interpreter--My objection to see him--Journey resumed--Reception at the den of thieves. Our road traversed the ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: James Abbott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 126
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-75487-2
Barcode: 9781130754872
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LSN: 1-130-75487-1

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