A Trip to Tissa

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byRobert Burleigh Campbell

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... A TRIP TO TISSA, CEYLON. IT was in the middle of the month of May, 1881, that I was ordered by Government to undertake some special work which would necessitate a visit to Tissamaharama, in the southern province of Ceylon. As the visit was likely to extend to three months, or longer, I determined to write to Hugh Austin, my oldest and best friend in the island, to apply for leave and accompany me if he could manage it. I despatched a letter accordingly, and in due course received his reply. His application had been sanctioned, and he only awaited the arrival of a supply of ammunition, and an addition to his battery in the shape of an Express rifle, to join me at Galle. In the meantime I was not idle, and selected a strong double bullock-cart for the carriage of our stores and camp furniture to the happy hunting-grounds of the south, with a sturdy Singhalese nigger as driver; George,. an intelligent native lad of seventeen summers, who spoke capital English, as my own personal attendant; Mathis, a well-known shikaree, and, to his discredit be it said, an ex-convict; and Sinho, the little gun-bearer. Towards the end of the month Austin made his appearance, and a goodly appearance it was. Imagine a fellow CHAPTER I. some six feet two in height, and broad in proportion; a small head, fixed on a rather short, muscular neck; features of which Adonis himself might well have been proud; and, to crown all, a wealth of curly brown hair, showing in all its glorious disorder as he stalked into my office and greeted me by flinging his battered old helmet at my unoffending head. 'I danced a war-dance,' he said, 'when I received your note, at the prospect of quitting the magisterial bench for three consecutive months; and as I was looking over some J. P. cases in chambers...

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... A TRIP TO TISSA, CEYLON. IT was in the middle of the month of May, 1881, that I was ordered by Government to undertake some spec...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217909671

ISBN - 13:9780217909679

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