Monthly Archives: January 2012

blog 271: new years day 1857

Today is January 1st, 1857. I press a hand over a new journal page. I wait for India to explode into civil war. Advertisements

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blog 270:Newyears eve

We are very discouraged. And tonight is New year Eve. No one feels like celebrating the arrival of 1857!

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blog 269: what defines a traitor?

We are still threshing out the Military Law: Martial Law: Star Chamber Protocols for Espionage. At least we have the ‘generic’ mutineer criteria. That is fairly simple. Any soldier who signs a recruitment contract agrees to obey the laws and … Continue reading

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blog 268: star chambers for spies

I filled my day with briefings ending with the Singhs and Lieutenant Goldsmith. Goldsmith was bemused by the rumors flying about a brouhaha in my tent. He was also intrigued about the results of my hunting expedition. “Some fish. One … Continue reading

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blog 267: debriefing a murderer

I had fallen into a troubled sleep when the tent erupted into bright lights and yells. Khan Son # 1 was pistol whipping someone who was cowering on my tiger skin carpet. I jumped off my cot as people filled … Continue reading

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blog 266: before or after your dead body?

Mother suddenly stood up and announced I want to talk to Brother # 4 alone. Now!” She marched off. The meeting of the Tribe of Nicholson dissolved. Brother # 4 snorted but then jumped up and marched off. Everyone disbursed … Continue reading

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blog 265: an enemy in our midst

I could see how tense everyone was! My dear Indian Family! My first thought was they are leaving me! For indeed no less than four of my oldest NCO’s have left in my absence. Apparently they told Brother # 2 … Continue reading

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