Tag Archives: Scindia of Gwalior

blog 351: the rani has a cow problem

At that moment George and Florrie Wagentrieber came in. “Would it be at all possible for us to use your Berserker Press?” “Sure!” I replied. “Of course. A newspaper husband and wife without a newspaper must be a terrible thing!” … Continue reading

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blog 339: a shining prince and a man on a donkey

August 1st Scindia of Gwalior is besieged by the mutineers of Indore and Bhopal, over 1000 raving Ghazi Jihadists, 1300 deluded sepoys, and 7 field guns and a delusional nutter in command . This is on top of regiments of … Continue reading

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blog 308: my shining prince is surrounded

June 14th Gwalior telegraphs that the Bengal Army regiments have formally mutinied. Some British officers refused to flee and tried to reason with their men. They were butchered. Scindia said there was no reasoning with them. Who was he referring … Continue reading

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blog 239: the elephant regatta

Scindia of Gwalior held a lavish Elephant Regatta as he called it. He held a parade of the gigantic elephants through town. Each behemoth certainly moved like a gigantic ship. Each royal elephant was adored with elaborate chalk designs, their … Continue reading

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blog 238: the golden horse

We approached the idol carefully. “Remember we must ‘capture’ the horse gentlemen!” the Rajah said as he handed me the sword and shook out a fine silk net. He approached the idol carefully as Sikes stared up and down and … Continue reading

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blog 237: the rani of bats

Fortunately we were tied together like mountaineers! Sikes dropped into a black void while yelling and the Rajah and I braced ourselves using our mountain spiked staffs and our arms. The Rajah was dragged forward as I tried to root … Continue reading

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blog 236: a drop into thin air

Sikes’ expertise in robbery has indeed proved valuable. He found the secret passage in the next temple on his list to be ‘researched’ and that passage descended into a flooded passage which by use of the compass and his watch … Continue reading

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blog 235: talking in the third person

“Nonsuch here!” Sikes exclaimed. “Those swords are not more than 700 years old!” We groaned. Then Sikes pulled out something concealed behind his back. It was a very plain, battered, much knocked about tulwar. “This is it!” Sikes said. “I … Continue reading

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blog 234: the sword to kill a really tiny bat

I was cooking second breakfast when the Rajah appeared at my camp. “I am cooking breakfast!” I said while stating the obvious. “Have you eaten? It is dawn! Why are you not going to bed as I am up and … Continue reading

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blog233: the ashvamedha horse sacrifice

We rode horses through the principality as the young Rajah shows me his blueprints for the ‘Future Gwalior’ but like all princes, he needs peace to finance his dreams of a future. I shared the latest intel including the information … Continue reading

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