Narrative Of The Campaign Of The Indus In Sind And Kaubool In 1838-9 (volume 1)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byRichard Hartley Kennedy

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OP THE ARMY OF THE INDUS, IN 1838-9. CHAPTER I. Adieu to Friends.--My berth.--Sleepless night.--Vessels of the Expedition taken in tow by the Semiramis steamer.--Tow-ropes snap at starting.--Captain Porter.--Wonders of Steam.--Town of Diu; propriety of purchasing it from the Portuguese.--Slave-trade.--Somnath Puttan.--Pore Bunder.--Pagoda of Dwarka.--Devastations of the Plague.--Vessels become entangled.--Arrival in the Indus.--Two botillas upset upon the bar.--Crews saved by Captain M'Gregor.--The British Dram. It was a calm and bright star-light night, on Wednesday, November 21st, 1838, when, at ten in the evening, I embarked in Bombay harbour on board the Tapty gun-brig, for the Sind ser Vol. i. B 2 LEAVE-TAKING. vice. The separation of friends, the scattering of the members of a family, and the interruptions of domestic peace and its enjoyments, are the every-day occurrences of military life; and those who cast their lot in the whirlpool of the public service abroad, must be prepared for the turbulence of its torrent, and the perplexities of its eddies. An experience of nearly twenty-eight years' service in India had left me no novice in any of the requisites for whatever was likely to befall; and though I had not anticipated the duties that had suddenly devolved on me, they were in every respect suited to my taste and my position, and I undertook them as one who felt himself at home in office. Thus, though I left my sweet home, and all its happiness, with the natural sighs of one whose domestic circle is deservedly most dear, and cast "many a longing, lingering look behind," as I said "Farewell!" there was much excitement, and much anticipated gratification in prospect, and I was able to reconcile myself to the present by th...

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OP THE ARMY OF THE INDUS, IN 1838-9. CHAPTER I. Adieu to Friends.--My berth.--Sleepless night.--Vess...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217261655

ISBN - 13:9780217261654

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