Anecdotes and Reminiscences of Service in Bengal A.L.M. Phillips

ISBN: 9781230223681

Published: September 12th 2013

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Anecdotes and Reminiscences of Service in Bengal  by  A.L.M. Phillips

Anecdotes and Reminiscences of Service in Bengal by A.L.M. Phillips
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 40 pages | ISBN: 9781230223681 | 6.32 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... career, had become exceedingly wealthy. He had married a Princess of the Delhi royal family, and he lived in great state at Lucknow, He had one son, James Gardiner.

This son, while quite a youth, signalised himself by a daring outrage. One of the Princesses of the royal house of Oudh was on her bridal progress to her husbands house, one of the first nobles of the court, a journey of several days. The procession had reached a solitary and jungly place, when it was suddenly stopped.

A seemingly ferocious attack was made by armed troopers on the guards of the bridal party. These speedily fled, and the bride herself was carried off from the midst of her bridesmaids, so to call them. The perpetrator of this daring act was young Gardiner. There was no doubt that the young lady was a consenting party, and that the guards had been squared beforehand.

As young Gardiner immediately married the young lady, the matter was hushed up, and old Colonel Gardiners position at the court did not suffer. After old Colonel Gardiners death, James Gardiner succeeded to all his property. He came to live near Kasgunj, in the Etah district, where he had a large estate. I never myself saw him, but he has been described to me, by many who knew him well, as a magnificent looking man, whose appearance did not belie his race, for he used to say, I come from the best blood of both nations.

He used to keep up great state at Kasgunj, living like a prince after the native fashion. He raised a regiment of cavalry for Government at the time of the Nepaul war. For this service he was raised to the rank of a colonel in the army. His hospitality was renowned, and he was well known to, and much liked and esteemed by, all the English residents in his neighbourhood, from...



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