My Escape From The Mutinies In Oudh (volume 1)

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byRobert Dwarris Gibney

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... barracks constructed in this magnificent fort; but such a place as this ought not to have been selected as the cadets' barracks. After clambering up some broken and dirty brick steps, I was shewn into a long dark passage, by a man with a broom, who acted as M. C. (at any rate on this occasion) to a body of officers. Ranged, at equal distances, down this dark passage were green doors; these on being opened, led into a room or rather cell of about 16 feet square, and we were informed that each room was an officer's quarter. In one corner was partitioned off a space of about a yard square, a low brick wall plastered with broken stucco separating it from the other part of the cell. Our wonder as to its intention or use, was dispelled by the Knight of the Broom, saying, " Here, Master make wash," pointing at the same time to a hole under the window, through which the foul water was supposed to escape on to the heads of passers by below. Thus was bath-room, bed-room and sittingroom combined in one; to add to our comforts, there were not either table, chair or bedstead, all these things having to be purchased by ourselves. They say an Englishman's house is his castle, but this rule did not apply to our kennels, for they were filled with strangers, all wishing to be taken into service, and all having admirable testimonials as to honesty and character. The invariable reason for their leaving the last place, being "at their own M'ish," or "the writer returning to England." Each cadet had a similar audience, but all agreed to follow the advice of one, who making himself heard above the din and noise said, " That a corpulant gentleman of dusky hue, who had something to do with the mess, volunteered to find us servants, also such articles of furniture as would adorn a...

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... barracks constructed in this magnificent fort; but such a place as this ought not to have been selected as the cadets' barrack...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217258395

ISBN - 13:9780217258395

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