Driftwood Spars

Driftwood Spars
The Stories of a Man, a Boy, a Woman, and Certain Other People Who Strangely Met Upon the Sea of Life

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Driftwood Spars by Percival Christopher Wren

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1916

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Driftwood Spars
The Stories of a Man, a Boy, a Woman, and Certain Other People Who Strangely Met Upon the Sea of Life

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A strikingly realistic picture of under-the-surface conditions in India, but it presents an intimate analysis of the character of the native Hindu only possible to a man of penetrating intuition, a student of human nature, and one who has dwelt in close association with the Oriental.

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brother than gold from another. He it was who saved Mir Jan Rah-bin-Ras el-Isan from the terrible death prepared for him by Ibrahim Mahmud. It was during this visit to Mekran Kot that Mahmud Shahbaz, the Vizier, announced that he was about to send his learned son, the dog Ibrahim, to Englistan to become English-made first-class Pleader--what they called--'Barishtar-at-Lar' is it not, Sahib?"

[12] An insulting and contemptuous gesture. [13] A class of negroes, much employed as sailors and boatmen, and called Seedeeboys.

"That's it, Mir Saheb," replied I, sitting alert with chattering teeth and shivering ague-stricken body. "Barrister-at Law.... Sit as close to me as you can, for warmth.... Hark! Is that a signal?" as a long high wavering note rose from the dry river-bed before us and wailed lugubriously upon the night, rising and falling in mournful cadence.

"'Twas a genuine jackal-cry, Huzoor. One can always tell the imitation if jackals have sung one's lullaby from birth--thoug