Reminiscences Of The Court Of Mandalay; Extracts From The Diary Of General Horace A. Browne, 1859…

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byHorace Albert Browne

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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. 1907 Excerpt: ...we found that the Chinamen had thrown up earthworks across it with the view of preventing our retreat. On arriving at Tsatee the Burmans and Kakhyengs wanted us to stay there to defend it against a probable night attack, but I found it utterly unsuitable for defence, and went on to our old camp on the Namhpoung River. The mulemen with the baggage remained hidden all night in the jungle, so we had nothing to eat, and having been twenty-four hours without food, we comprehended what the sensations of a starving man would be. February 23.--We had intended to wait here for our baggage and some breakfast, but the Kakhyeng scouts brought word that 1,000 Chinese were hastening by Poontee to cut off our retreat at the 4th Guard-house, so we withdrew by a circuitous route through the Wonkaw territory, where no hostile Kakhyengs would venture to come, and where Chinamen could not find their way without the assistance of Kakhyengs. We hurried on till we were considered safe from pursuit, and in the evening reached Tsakaw, having marched twenty miles over a mountainous country in seven and a half hours. The Sikhs who had been forty-eight hours without food were rather exhausted. At Tsakaw we were received with many expressions of joy by the Burmese population, but the demeanour of the Chinese was strikingly different to what it was before we started. Then they were ciyil and polite, many of them visiting us and wishing us good luck. Now they can hardly conceal their sorrow at our having been able to get back. There is no doubt that they knew of the kind of reception which awaited us, and that they had been in communication with the Momien officials on the subject. It is surprising that the secret was so well kept that we had no inkling of it. I have now to institute wha...

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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. 1907 Excerpt: ...we found that the Chinamen had thrown up earthworks across it with the view of preventing our retreat. On arriving at Tsatee the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217853285

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