The Sirdar's Sabre; Being For The Most Part The Adventures Of Sirdar Bahadur Mohammed Khan

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III HOW MOHAMMED KHAN BECAME INVULNERABUE Daltrmple, very unwillingly, departed from Bombay for his shooting trip in far-off Canada. I was young then, and broken hearts were vain things, but I have reason to know that Miss Dorothy Potts did not begin to enjoy her Indian tour during many days thereafter. After a ramble through Ahmedabad, Jeypur, and Rajputana generally, I joined my regiment and settled down to the serious business of soldiering. In a word, my life took a mighty stride onward. Themirage of India weakened and died away. In its stead came the true glamour of the East, and the Mentor of my Ulyssean wanderings was Sirdar Bahadur Mohammed Khan, rissaldar-major of the 2nd Bengal Lancers, to give him his full name, rank, and titles. He was in every way a remarkable man, and one who commanded respect the moment you looked at him. Six feet in height, straight as a lance and tough as a seasoned ash-plant, Mohammed Khan was truly a stalwart follower of the Prophet. A Punjabi Mussulman by birth, a soldier by descent, and a gentleman among his people, the fame of this redoubtable fire-eater had reached my ears before I met him, as you will remember that Dalrymple mentioned him at Bombay. Mohammed Khan and I quickly became firm friends. I paid him the compliment of becoming an expert in his language, and he reciprocated my earnestness by looking after me with the fidelity of a watch-dog. Many times has he saved my life, many times helped me to official notice and promotion, so the least I can do in return is to become his chronicler. The Sirdar was the living embodiment of the regimental tradition. Naturally, his co-religionists venerated him, and although the Hindus in the 2nd outnumbered the Mohammedans by three to one, he was...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III HOW MOHAMMED KHAN BECAME INVULNERABUE Daltrmple, very unwillingly, departed from Bombay for his sh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217767184

ISBN - 13:9780217767187

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