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Here, There and Everywhere

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Language: English
Wordcount: 81,711 / 246 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 399 3194
Genres: Essays, Non-fiction

An irresistible raconteur, the quintessence of the polished gentleman of the world is this famous diplomat, so well beloved for his "The Vanished Pomps of Yesterday" and "The Days Before Yesterday." He is at his best in these random recollections of the gayest and most interesting capitals of the world.

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y known as Tolly Gunge. For some reason this insignificant stream is regarded as peculiarly sacred by Hindoos, and every five years vast numbers of pilgrims come to bathe in and drink Tolly Gunge. The stream is nothing now but an open sewer, but no warnings of the doctors, and no Government edicts can prevent natives from regarding this as a place of pilgrimage, rank poison though the waters of Tolly Gunge must be.

A party of us left Calcutta on a shooting expedition during one of these quinquennial pilgrimages. We found the huge Sealdah station packed with dense crowds of home-going pilgrims. The station-master was at his wits' end to provide accommodation, for every third-class carriage was already full to overflowing, and still endless hordes of devotees kept arriving. He finally had a number of covered trucks coupled on to the train, into which the pilgrims were wedged as tightly as possible, a second engine was attached, and we started. Next morning I was awakened by a nephew of mine, who cried with a



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