At the Point of the Bayonet

A Tale of the Mahratta War

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Author: G. A. Henty
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 135,398 / 379 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.5
LoC Categories: PR, PZ
Downloads: 3,165
Added to site: 2007.03.04
mnybks.net#: 16196
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story of the war in which the power of the great Mahratta confederacy was broken is one of the most stirring pages of the campaigns which, begun by Clive, ended in the firm establishment of our great empire in the Indian Peninsula.

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ve just killed, and whom I loved dearly--and in my charge is their child. He is but a few months old, and I must take him with me."

"It is impossible," Sufder replied. "No white man, woman, or child would be safe in the Deccan, at present."

"No one would see his face," the woman said. "I would wrap him up, and will give out that he is my own child. As soon as we get up the Ghauts I would stain his face and skin, and no one would know that he was white. If you will not let me do it, tell your men to cut me down. I should not care to live, if the child were gone as well as his father and mother. You cannot tell how kind they were to me. You would not have me ungrateful, would you, Sufder?"

"Well, well," the man said good naturedly, though somewhat impatiently, "do as you like; but if any harm comes of it, mind it is not my fault."

Thankful for the permission, Soyera hurried round to the back of the tent, picked up the child and wrapped it in her robe; and then when, after firing the

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fast & racy account of India in 18th century !


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