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Scenes and adventures in Affghanistan.
By William Taylor ...

Published 1842 by T.C. Newby [etc.] in London .

Table of Contents

Preface. i
CHAPTER I. Proclamation of Lord Auckland. The Ghauts. Fatal Practical Joke. Embarkation at Bombay. Mishap at Sea. Landing at Bominacote. Review of the troops by Sir John Keane. Suicide of Lieutenant Fyers. Advance upon Scinde. Tattah. The Moslems and Hindoos. Tombs of Tattah. Hindoo Superstition. Adventure of a Dak, or Native Postman. Death of a Smuggler. Jurruk. Belochee Thefts. Feat of a Native Trooper. 1
CHAPTER II. Singular fate of Three Officers of the Queen's Royals. Evacuation of Jurruk by the Inhabitants. Desertion of Camel Drivers. Preparations for the attack and defence of Hyderabad. Submission of the Ameers. Consternation of the Natives at the arrival of a Steamer in the Indus. Baida. Accident to a Dragoon. The Lukkee Pass. Kotiah. Loss of Two Soldiers of the 17th Foot. Sehwan. Arrival of Sir Henry Fane. Asiatic Jugglers. Conversion of a European Soldier to the Mahommedan Faith. 23
CHAPTER III. Larkhana. Departure of the Commander-in-Chief for Candahah. Capture of Belochee Thieves. Ludicrous scene in the Bazaar. Tremendous Hurricane. An Irish Colonel's appeal to his men. Murder of Cooks belonging to the Army. A Native Funeral. The Bholun Pass. Massacre of Camp Followers. Ill-timed Merriment. Animal Instinct. 42
CHAPTER IV. Skirmish with the Enemy. Belochee Waggery. Cleverly planned Capture of a Bruhee. Sufferings from want of water. Valley of Shawle. Quettah. Belochee Cruelties. Adventures in a Stone Quarry. Treachery of the Khan of Khelet. Murder of another Cook. Poisoning of the Wells. Fortunate Discovery. 61
CHAPTER V. The Khojuck Pass. Descent of the Troops. Shocking Death of a Camel Driver. Detection and Escape of an Affghan Thief. Loss of Cavalry Horses. Candahar. Arrival of Shah Soojah. Condition of the Troops. Attempt of the Natives to cut off a Convoy of Provisions. Asiatic Mendicants. The Mosque at Candahar. Arrival of Affghan Auxiliaries. 77
CHAPTER VI. Installation of Shah Soojah. Attack on the Camel Guards. Heroism of an Affghan Youth. Murder of Cornet Inverarity of the 16th Lancers. Departure from Candahar. The Ghiljie Hills. Locusts. Arrival of new Auxiliaries. Camel Batteries. Hyder Khail. Arrival at Ghuznee. Tomb of Mahommed. Remains of the Old Town of Ghuznee. 92
CHAPTER VII. Reconnaisance of the Fortress. Skirmish with the Enemy. Rejoicing of the Garrison at our Supposed Defeat. Preparation for a Coup de Main. Engineer Operations. Storming and Taking of the Fortress. 108
CHAPTER VIII. An Affghan Heroine. Capture of Hyder Khan the Commandant of Ghuznee, Escape of Ghool Mahommed Khan. Singular Discovery of a Map on the person of an Affghan Chief. Description of the Affghan Women. The Ruling Passion. Treasuretrove. The Golden Shield. Chase of the Enemy. Just Retribution. 130
CHAPTER IX. Attempt to Assassinate the Shah. Court Martial on an Affghan Chief. Visit to the Hospital at Ghuznee. Hatred of the Affghans towards the Native Troops. Departure from Ghuznee. Capture of a Battery. Fatal Accident. Summary Punishment. Arrival at Cabul. Pursuit of Dost Mahommed and Treachery of a Native Chief. Description of Cabul. The Balar Hissar. Mosque of the Emperor Baber. The Bazaar. 145
CHAPTER X. Triumphant Entry of Shah Soojah into Cabul. The Cabul Races. Death of Brigadier General Arnold. Sale of the General's effects. Arrival of Prince Timour. The Sikhs. Murder of Colonel Herring. Arrival of money and supplies from the Upper Provinces. 159
CHAPTER XI. Institution of the Order of the Doorannee Empire. Murder of a Private of the 13th Light Infantry. Departure from Cabul. Return to Ghuznee. Accident to the Revd. Mr. Pigot. Discovery of the Skeletons of British Soldiers. Horse-steaks. Treachery of some Ghiljie Chiefs and destruction of their Fort. Adventure of a Dragoon. Loss of a Cook. 173
CHAPTER XII. Arrival at Quettah. Storming of the Fortress of Khelat. Suicide of a Trooper belonging to the Horse Artillery. Departure from Quettah. The Bholun Pass. Dadur. Bagh. Breaking out of the Cholera. Death of Doctor Forbes. Shikarpoor. Death of Captain Ogle. Sukkur-Bukkur. Death of Lieutenant Janvrin. Wedding Ceremonies of the Natives. Breaking up of the Bombay Column. Departure of Brigadier Cott. Boar Hunt. Larkhana. Sehwan. Kurrachee. Feast of the Mohurrum. Embarkation and Arrival at Bombay. 188

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3 p. l., iv, ii, 211 p., 1 l., [225]-239 p.

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