Diary of a Journey Across Tibet

Rivington, Percival and Company, 1894 - 309 páginas
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Página 211 - Chang - like country, which could be seen stretching away to the north and east as far as the eye could reach, while in the foreground several herds of goa were grazing.
Página 80 - ... uttering cries, gave a feeling of life and animation contrasting strongly with the death-like solitude hanging over the salt lakes. It is almost impossible to get the correct names of places or lakes in Tibet, as every Tibetan lies on every occasion on which he does not see a good valid reason for telling the truth. Sometimes I have asked half a dozen men separately the name of a lake and received half a dozen different answers.
Página 309 - Faith Eleven Sermons, with a Preface. By the REV. HC BEECHING, MA, Rector of Yattendon, Berks. CONTENTS.— The Object of Faith— The Worship of Faith— The Righteousness of Faith— The Food of Faith— National Faith— The Eye of Faith— The Ear...
Página 276 - The mountains have a general east and west tendency, but no deBned watershed exists ; rivers may be met flowing in almost any direction, and all terminate in large salt lakes. These lakes appear to have been at one time much larger than they now are, as unmistakable signs that they are drying up are to be seen An idea of the physical configuration of the country...
Página 279 - ... to Lhasa, where there are a few Chinese stationed at each of the rest-houses ; but the children seem to grow up thoroughly Tibetan ; and...
Página 98 - ... decent beard is almost unknown in Tibet I should have thought a hairless face would have been more admired. The Lama was very anxious to know if we had any English poisons. Poisoning is very prevalent in Tibet. If one offers a man tea, ho generally refuses it, unless someone first drinks a portion in his presence ; and when offering anything to eat or drink a Tibetan invariably ostentatiously takes some in order to show there is nothing to be afraid of. We were also asked if gold, pearls, and...
Página 186 - ... would go by the route passing to the north, which had been followed by M. Bonvalot and his companions. I told them I was determined to go straight on, and would not turn to the north for any one ; as for Chiamdo, that it happened to be in the way was unfortunate, as I was not anxious to see it, and if they liked I would promise not to enter any monastery.
Página 279 - ... up by a waist-belt during the day so that the upper part is very full, and the lower part hangs down like a kilt. At night they take off the belt and allow the robe to come down to their feet; it thus serves the double purpose of clothes by day and bedding by night. In warm weather, or what they consider warm weather, the right arm is bare, being thrust out of the coat ; in the front of the waist-belt thrust across the body, a straight sword, in a scabbard ornamented with silver and inlaid with...
Página 93 - On arriving at their camp, we were ushered in, and, after being seated on raised carpets, tea was produced. They drank it in Tibetan fashion, mixed with salt and butter ; but, having found out from our servants the European fashion, they gave us some plain. After a considerable consumption of tea, bowls of mutton, boiled with rice and onions, were brought in. It was really excellent ; but eating rice with chopsticks is an art that requires practice. The lower end of the tent was full of the denizens...
Página 92 - The answer to this was, that Tibet was forbidden ground to all strangers ; that the only thing they would permit us to do was to return the way we had come at once; and as for the friendship existing between the two Governments, that was no reason why the people of both nations should not stick to their own countries.

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