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follower The slave - dealers — Gardner's nom de voyage
-A generous host – Gardner's dangerous illness -- The
Khan of Khiva-A geographical problem-Adventures of
M. Sturzky-Gardner returns to Astraakhn

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CHAPTER IV.

WANDERER AND FREE BOOTER IN CENTRAL ASIA.

M. Delaroche–Gardner again leaves Astrakhan-Crossing the

Aral Sea–Gardner approaches Ura-tube-An adventure
with Kipchak-Kirghiz—“When at Rome act like the
Romans”-A flight for dear life--Gardner a freebooter-
Approaches Afghanistan

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CHAPTER V.

A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE AMONG THE AFGHANS.

The kingdom of Afghanistan-Habib-ulla Khan and his his-

tory-Gardner joins his standard and becomes a soldier of
fortune-Afghan tolls—The romance of war-Gardner's
marriage—The castello— Triumph of Amir Dost Muhammad
Khan-Tragic end of Gardner's married life-Habib-ulla
Khan's resolution

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CHAPTER VI.

A FUGITIVE.

Gardner a fugitive-Desperate straits—The value of salt in

Central Asia—The kalendars— Visit to a Kafir priest-A
kind reception—The Khilti Kafirs-Historic remains-
Disposal of the dead by the Kafirs--A relic of the past-
Farewell to the holy man-An attack by robbers—A race
for life—The escape-A good soldier - Bolor — Captain
Younghusband-Note on “Bolor".

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CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER VII.

THROUGH BADAKSHAN.

The Kokcha river—The Kunduz chief-Slave-dealing-Trav-

elling companions-Some Badakshan history—The ruins of
ancient Zaruth-The Kafir empire of early times-Difficult
travelling - Attacked by wolves — Undesirable acquaint-
ances—The Therbah's finger-Retribution—The chief of
Shighnan-Justice tempered by mercy

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CHAPTER VIII.

AMONG THE KIRGHIZ.

Beauties of Kafiristan — Titles of the Shighnan ladies --

Methods of obtaining gold from the rivers-Visit to a
Kirghiz encampment—A benevolent ruler-Dress and ap-
pearance of the Kirghiz-A venerable fakir— Visit to the
ruby mines—Wait for the wedding-A disappointment-
Consolation-Wanderings in the Pamirs—A robber chief-
A ride for a wife-A tragic occurrence

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CHAPTER IX.

A REMARKABLE JOURNEY.

The Garden of Eden-The Akas and the Keiaz—Gardner

leaves Pamir — Crosses the Yamunyar river near Tash-
balyk—The yak-Yarkand—The two cities -- Leh and
Srinagar — The great earthquake - Gardner's journey
through Gilgit and Chitral—The strategic importance of
Chitral-Second visit to Kafiristan-Gardner traverses
Afghanistan and is imprisoned at Girishk–Visit to Kabul
-Farewell to the Therbah-Gardner arrives in Bajaur
-Syad Ahmad the reformer-His history—Death of the
Syad—Gardner becomes chief of artillery at Peshawar and
concludes his travels .

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CHAPTER X.

ADVENTURES IN THE PANJAB,

Peshawar—Maharaja Ranjit Singh-Gardner enters his service

- Visits on the way—Dr Harlan and General Avitabile-
Generals Ventura and Court — Raja Dhyan Singh, the
Prime Minister-Gardner's debut as a gunner-He becomes
an instructor—Campaign on the Indus—Operations in
Bannu—The Sikh-Afghan war of 1835-—Final conquest of
Peshawar by the Sikhs—Gardner obtains command of the
Jammu artillery-Ranjit Singh's last campaign- A rapid
march-The rebellion of Shamas Khan

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CHAPTER XI.

THE LION OF THE PANJAB."

Early days of the Sikh army-Ranjit Singh's Gurkhas—The

Maharaja and his paddle - boat -Gulab Singh and the
treacherous merchant—The jocose chaudri-A camel-load
of flattery-Character of Gulab Singh

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CHAPTER XII.

INTRIGUE AND ANARCHY.

Death of Ranjit Singh - Ambitious project of the Dogra

brothers-Maharaja Kharrak Singh - Murder of Sardar
Chet Singh-Deposition and death of Kharrak Singh— The
vengeance of Heaven-Death of Nao Nihal Singh .

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CHAPTER XIII.

THE DEFENCE OF LAHORE,

The rival claimants—Sher Singh propitiates the army-De-

fence of the fortress-Gardner's defence of the gateway-

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Terms of peace-Murder of the Maharani and accession of
the Maharaja Sher Singh

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CHAPTER XIV.

HORROR ON HORROR'S HEAD."

The Kabul disaster-Gardner accompanies the Dogra troops

to Peshawar-Brigadier-General Wild delayed by Gulab
Singh-Sir Henry Lawrence-Bad news—Murders of Ma-
haraja Sher Singh and of Dhyan Singh-Sati of his widow
and thirteen slaves—Character of Hira Singh-Rani Jindan
-Death of Suchet Singh—Gardner disguised as an Akali
--Deaths of Hira Singh and Jawahir Singh—Outbreak of
war with the English

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CHAPTER XV.

THE FIRST SIKH WAR.

The Sikh generals—Departure of Ventura and Avitabile-

The apex of the army-Colonel Hurbon-Gulab Singh's
diplomacy-Rani Jindan and the deputation-Occupation
of Lahore– Terms of peace .

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CHAPTER XVI.

PORT AFTER STORMY SEAS.”

Gardner exiled from the Panjab— History of the Reigning

Family of Lahore'-Gardner enters Gulab Singh's service
-Settles for life in Kashmir-Birth of his daughter-
Impression of Gardner - Mr Andrew Wilson - Captain
Segrave—The Russian advance towards India–Gardner's
advice to John Bull—Death of the Traveller-The sug-
gestion of his career

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LIST OF CHARACTERS IN PANJAB HISTORY, FROM THE DEATH

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