By Patrick O'Brian
A glittering experience set in India on the peak of the British Raj. The long island Times in comparison this e-book to Kipling's Kim and known as it "a lovely entertainment."
Of this early paintings, released while he was once in his early twenties, Patrick O'Brian writes in a foreword: "In the writing of the e-book I learnt the rudiments of my calling: yet greater than that, it opened a good of pleasure that has no longer but run dry." the tale is set a tender mahout—or elephant handler—his adolescence and lifestyles in India, and his courting and adventures with elephants. As a boy, Hussein falls in love with a stunning and elusive woman, Sashiya, and arranges for an additional of her suitors to be murdered with a fakir's curse. The lifeless man's kinfolk vow vengeance. Hussein escapes and his adventures start: snake-charming, sword-fighting, spying, stealing a fortune, and returning triumphantly to say his bride. All of this is often set opposed to an evocatively unique India, jam-packed with bazaars, temples, and gorgeous women—despite the truth that O'Brian had by no means been to the East while he wrote the tale.
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