The Tribes On My Frontier; An Indian Naturalist's Foreign Policy

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byEdward Hamilton Aitken

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ...;-THOUGHT I had gone nearly through the list of our pests, and have been fondly Sf giving the rein of late to that pleasing disposition which delights always to look on the bright side of things, and now I find narrow, tortuous tubes of mud showing themselves at certain strategic points on the floor and walls. The arch-scourge of humanity, the foe of civilization and blight of learning, the Goths, Ostrogoths, Huns, Vandals of Indian life, are preparing for their summer campaign, mustering their hordes, and going forth to sack our libraries, ravage our museums, desolate our godowns, and eat our boots. I had forgotten them, but they had not forgotten me. Is it not always the way? If we could always remember, or they would sometimes forget, things might be different; but in a moment of remissness the heavy book-box is laid down in the verandah, and we forget it for a week or two. This was all I did, and now!--" Forbes's Manual" has lost its boards, two long tunnels traverse the "Bagh-o-Bahar," and though the "Penal Code" looks all right from without, open it, and a yawning chasm stretches from Culpable Homicide to an Unlawful Assembly. Worse than all these, the binding is eaten away from the back of Kinglake's " Crimea," and the intelligent hernial, who used to turn it upside down with such faithful regularity, has nothing left to guide him. Where do these destroying hordes come from? Is the common theory of geology all wrong, and do the bowels of the earth really consist of a seething mass of white ants? On these and all similar questions the prevailing state of the public mind is a state of ignorance, for these consistent evil-doers do so abhor the light that any experimental acquaintance with their internal economy is unattainable. What is known amounts to...

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ...;-THOUGHT I had gone nearly through the list of our pests, and have been fondly Sf giving the rein of late to that pleasing dis...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021764127X

ISBN - 13:9780217641272

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