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Tue Apr 04 17:10:22 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Told in the East, by Talbot Mundy This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Told in the East Author: Talbot Mundy Release Date: March, 2004 [EBook #5315] Posting Date: June 10, 2009 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK TOLD IN THE EAST *** Produced by Jake Jaqua TOLD IN THE EAST By Talbot Mundy [[Original Book edition published by Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1920. Source of the following edition is the omnibus -Romances of India- which was a reprint of three of Talbot Mundy’s novels.]] Romances of India By Talbot Mundy - King of the Khyber Rifles - Guns of the Gods - Told in the East Contents Hookum Hai.............1 For The Salt Which He Had Eaten............129 Machassan Ah............235 TOLD IN THE EAST HOOKUM HAI Tue Apr 04 17:10:22 2017 2 I. A Blood-red sun rested its huge disk upon a low mud wall that crested a rise to westward, and flattened at the bottom from its own weight apparently.
A dozen dried-out false-acacia-trees shivered as the faintest puff in all the world of stifling wind moved through them; and a hundred thousand tiny squirrels kept up their aimless scampering in search of food that was not there. A coppersmith was about the only living thing that seemed to care whether the sun went down or not.
He seemed in a hurry to get a job done, and his reiterated -Bong-bong-bong!---that had never ceased since sunrise, and had driven nearly mad the few humans who were there to hear it--quickened and grew louder.
At last Brown came out of a square mud house, to see about the sunset. He was nobody but plain Bill Brown--or Sergeant William Brown, to give him his full name and entitlements--and the price of him was two ru...

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