Tag Archives: Jaisalmer

blog 130: hello and goodbye

I briefed Hobson as I showed him the weapons and ammo dump. It was only half filled. “You must have ridden like the wind when a Wah! Pathan rode to fetch you!” “He rode like the wind!” Hobson laughed. “So … Continue reading

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blog 129: the bhuta ghost pleads

It was a terrible vision! The bhuta ghost walked down the dim, smoky hallway toward me! And she was a dreadful sight as all souls are dreadful who are burned alive! Her body was black like oily and stinking charcoal, … Continue reading

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blog 128: the bhuta ghost

I swore and then meet the Royal Munshi who was of course the liaison for the Old Royal who naturally was too royal to see me. I did not expect to see him. This morning I pulled out the official … Continue reading

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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 125: the gunpowder plot

Sikes then shouted. “Fuck! Something I have to check!” he rushed off. I hugged Son # 2 so tight he groaned. “Uncle Sahib! You are bleeding all over me!” We both laughed hysterically. “What a waste of a good bribe” … Continue reading

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blog 124: shoot out!

I got back before 9:00 PM but found Captain Llewellyn-Jones gone. “Sahib. The Russian changed the time.” “It is a fucking trap!” I said. “Agreed! Alas!” the Pathan said. “Sikes is here .” He said the name oddly, warily. “He … Continue reading

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