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blog 127: the game is not over yet

The next day, after yet again making sure everything was stable, I returned to the palace. Khan Son # 1 and Wah! In Exile and I selected the only stout part of the fort that was distant enough and strong … Continue reading

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blog 126: how he talks!

For the rest of the night we poured water down into the basement like lunatics. The neighbors woke howling until I shouted ‘gunpowder about to explode’ and then they just howled. More dacoits appeared as people fled the area of … Continue reading

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blog 118: ghosts and cons

“Beside the obvious?” I asked. “Ghost. Jaisalmer is being haunted, terrorized really, by a very malevolent bhuta ghost. Everyone believes it has sucked out every bit of iqbad luck Jaisalmer has. That is why everything is going wrong! Iqbad is … Continue reading

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blog 117: dacoits and other criminals of the black cat kind

Captain Llewellyn-Jones put down his tea. “Free the serfs.” Everyone except Khan Son # 1 dropped their collective jaws. “So?” Khan Son # 1 replied. “He will not dare!” I said. The Welshman shrugged as even Sikes gasped in shock. … Continue reading

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blog 112: the generic tweed suit

Son # 2, Khan Son # 1, and I headed out to visit the Royal Munshi the next morning — mid morning. Nearly 11:00 in fact, because a court (other than Bikaner) simply does not rise until nearly to noon! … Continue reading

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