The Story Of A Dacoity, And The Lolapaur Week; An Up-country Sketch

Paperback | May 17, 2012

byG. K. Betham

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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. 1893 Excerpt: ...object to be obtained is to cut off escape to the plains, and they have arrived at a good time for effecting a surprise; nothing living is to be seen, except a few cattle lazily cropping the grass--they make much of it, poor things; it is the only time in the year that they get anything succulent and toothsome to eat. Bob selects eight of his men whom he knows as good shikarries and trackers, and gives them hurried directions to post themselves on places of vantage commanding all the various exits from the village. The little party move off at once, and, after giving them what is considered sufficient time to post themselves, the rest of the force march straight on the village, taking the four Fattehpur Gonds with them. Swiftly and silently they swoop down on the village, and reach it unperceived, the surprise being complete. The first to see them is a Gond woman, and she at once takes to flight down the small street of huts; her passage rouses the other inhabitants, and preparations for a retreat are immediately made on all sides. It is to be presumed that the rustic fair ones anticipated another rape of the Sabines on a small scale; it is to be hoped, for the sake of the old Romans, that their captures were more charming than the Walpe enslavers. Still in those ancient days the old Romans had very simple tastes, and were easily satisfied, it was not till long after the famous raid that they became fastidious, so perhaps the Sabine Helens and the Walpe Venuses might have taken rank side by side in the opinion of those bygone connoisseurs of female beauty. The Fattehpur Gonds are ordered to the front and their appearance somewhat calms the apprehensions of the startled aborigines. The men are got hold of, the patel, a Mahratha by caste, is called, and very ...

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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. 1893 Excerpt: ...object to be obtained is to cut off escape to the plains, and they have arrived at a good time for effecting a surprise; nothing...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217609325

ISBN - 13:9780217609326

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