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Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China

During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2

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Published: 1857
Language: English
Wordcount: 125,801 / 369 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.4
LoC Categories: GN, DS
Downloads: 734
Added to site: 2010.07.27
mnybks.net#: 28546
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Travel
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ave for any length of time borne up against the pace of our proposed companions. The Tartars having forty camels could afford to knock up one-half of them. Indeed, they themselves admitted that with our three camels, it was impossible for us to undertake the journey with them, and they accordingly advised us to buy a dozen others. The advice, excellent in itself, was, with reference to the state of our exchequer, absolutely absurd. Twelve good camels would have cost us three hundred ounces of silver; now the total amount of our funds was under two hundred ounces.

The eight Tartar-Khalkhas were all of princely blood, and, accordingly, on the evening preceding their departure, they received a visit from the son of the King of Koukou-Noor, who was then at Tang-Keou-Eul. As the room we occupied was the handsomest in the establishment, it was arranged that the interview should take place there. The young Prince of Koukou-Noor surprised us by his noble mien and the elegance of his manners; it was obvious tha

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