Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World. Part 5

By Mark Twain

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...FOLLOWING
...

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...those princely native houses--to this
day they are always turning up, just as in the old,...

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...actuality was
the experience of an hour, at most, whereas it really covered days, I
think.

The series...

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...of the males. However, these are handsome times
for the farm-hand; he was not always...

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...his merits; for when it comes to
writing recommendations of servants we are a nation of...

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...Spanish name
when you put it all together. How is that?"

A perplexed look gathered in...

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...a coolie at the work,
and explained that he would lose caste if he did it...

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...I, but I hoped we should meet again in a better world. It was...

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...that? Such a
personage going around calling on such as I, and sending up his...

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...rank he is a prince;
not an Indian but a Persian prince. He is a...

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...up in the zenana for life, like her mother, and by inherited
habit of mind would...

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...receives the father's blessing. Our good
morning is well enough for the rowdy West, perhaps,...

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...of
the prayer-houses within the gates, to pray for the spirit of their dead.
The bearers unlocked...

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...the center of this mass of masonry, you would have the idea of a
Tower of...

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...institution, but that they were
survivals whose origin none could now account for. Custom and...

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...and good objects. They
are a political force, and a valued support to the government....

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...a person who had become a saint or a god
through accessions of steadily augmenting holiness...

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...could have wished to start a rival exhibition there, of Christian hats
and clothes. I...

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... Healthy young gentleman. Fine fresh complexion.

Sick young man....

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...Their size was
marvelous, and enticing to the eye, those rocks. A boy--a princeling
--was with...

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...industries have taken their place, as this Address from the Jain
community will show:

...

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...has
been pleased to introduce in your State. We again...

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...usually with an oil lamp present. Recurrent dead watches, it
looked like.

But at last...

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...porch and short flight of steps crowded with
dark faces and ghostly-white draperies flooded with the...

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...in such a place and cannot get away. That
half million fled from Bombay in...

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... --she has touched the poor Levantine with the hem of her sleeve! From
...

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... some people glands naturally enlarged?--would to heaven he were one!
...

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...days of Thuggee and made
them live again; in fact, even made them believable. It...

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...and full statement of facts
under which the deceased girl Cassi...

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...her hand and
prophesied that the disease which Ramji was suffering...

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...a noise. Tookaram and my mother took part in killing the girl.
...

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...my mother, Yessoo,
Tookaram's younger brother, and myself. On reaching...

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... asked me if any one was there, and I replied that I could see...

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...of Warren Hastings, where he
is describing some effects which followed the temporary paralysis of
Hastings' powerful...

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...home of forgery. There are some particular
districts which are...

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...latter should lend it to the swindler's brother, exacting a
heavy...

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...outlandish character
of the most of them!

There is the Plague, the Black Death: India invented it;...

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...them! Where there are
eighty nations and several hundred governments, fighting and quarreling
must be the...

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... This is to be used in sleeping
berths in the trains; in private houses sometimes;...

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...and showy nose-rings, toe-rings, leglets,
and armlets, these things constituting all their wealth, no doubt. ...

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...a towel, in case you had one with you--and you would be sure
to have towels,...

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...that was never heard of. Then they
closed the communicating door, nimbly tidied up our...

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...with their
servants, and they make quick work; there was no lost time. We were...

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... And when a mad
elephant goes raging through, belting right and left with his trunk,...

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...gets up, one end at a
time, just as a ship gets up over a wave;...

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...had it I would have a durbar every day, instead of once or
twice a year.

The...

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...undue weight imposed upon them was beginning to tell.
It had a long nose, and floppy...

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...did not know.
Not that I want a dog like that, but only to know the...

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...Bernard, and was
worth $10,000, and was known to be the largest and finest of his...

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...You see----"

At that point we were swept apart by the crowd, somebody detained me with
a...

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...can tell ye wan
thing--ye'll not see him. Are ye in the business?"

"What business?"

"The show...

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...forty-eight and a quarter."

The man snatched his hat from its peg and danced on it...

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...history who had ever
run the blockade of Augustin Daly's back door.




CHAPTER XLVI.

If the desire to...

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...and he and his seventeen assistants accomplished it. It was the
Augean Stables over again....

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...themselves,
for the god cared for nothing but the corpse. Men were initiated into
the sect...

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...the Thugs began to gather together by
pre-concert. Other people had to have interpreters at...

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...to wait upon them, others to sit down beside them and
engage them in conversation, and...

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...3 Brahmins, and murdered them.

"Cross the Nerbudda; at a village...

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...like a specter. Sometimes a fakeer trusted a
shade too far in the protection of...

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...all the crowd have been dust and ashes and forgotten, oh, so many,
many, many lagging...

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...4 strolling
players, and persuaded them to come with us, on...

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...you are fired by an
eager impulse to contribute to a charity, wait, and count forty....

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...Nihal, and I, Ramzam, set out from Kotdee in the
cold...

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...different is the case! and how watery and poor is the
zeal and how childish the...

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...body into a well. After this we returned to our homes,
...

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...things, but "he would not sit." No, not
that--it was too awful to think of!

There...

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...Thug with the
most tremendous record in India. "I went to the house where Buhram...

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... old."

There it stops. What did they do with those poor...

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...and begged
that she would relieve him from the obligations of...

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... Each of four of them confessed to above 300 murders;
another to nearly 400; our...

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...people,
through fear, persistently pretending to know nothing about its doings;
and this condition of things had...

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...you were presently ready to travel.

However, no explanation of such a system can make it...

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...was an immoderately long train,
for all the natives of India were going by it somewhither,...

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...stop off, after all?"

"No. The guard found a place for me that had been,...

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...with the
facts a theory which tries to explain, but never quite does it to your
satisfaction....

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...punish severely any man who assisted; and he
placed a police guard to see that no...

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...assured that God would
enable her to sustain life till that was given, though she dared...

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...giving me any pain."

Sleeman was now satisfied that he could not alter her purpose. ...

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...kindness to those upon whom it was to
fall to drown the voice and keep them...

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...I discarded the pyjamas, and led a rational
and comfortable life thenceforth.

Out in the country in...

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...some of the
houses, and this gave the village the aspect of a mouldering and hoary
ruin....

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...was the dread of this prospective ruin which made the killing of
girl-babies so prevalent in...

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...a certain member; and if any other member
presumes to sweep...

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...and that is what the water-sack is made of; it would defile him.
And it doesn't...

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...the
shade and shelter of trees. Even the photographer and the prosperous
merchant ply their industries...

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...room in the hotel, but rolls himself up head and ears in
his blanket and stretches...

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...shove along!")

Why, it was the very thing.

In the early brightness we made a long drive...

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... How many start,
and die on the road, from age and fatigue and disease and...

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...a long curved spit
between the rivers, towns of tents were visible, with a multitude of
fluttering...

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...and the sense of holiness. There was a change of cars about
mid-afternoon at Moghul-serai--if...

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...it, but the proposition
itself met with a prompt declination at the hands of those who...

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...curtain hanging in the doorspace to keep
out the glare of the sun. Still, there...

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...to the
smell. Its rind was said to exude a stench of so atrocious a...

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...in
recent times 2,500 years ago, and after that it was Buddhist during many
centuries--twelve, perhaps--but the...

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...we have seen the Roman Catholic power dying, upon these
same terms, for many centuries. ...

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...The moment you step across the
sharply-defined line which separates it from the rest of the...