Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

by William Griffith
     
 

"[...]native towns: there is much trade carried on in it, and it has the usual bustle of a large town.
"Capt. Wade's house is well situated on a rising ground, and the demesne is a pretty one. Otherwise the country is ugly enough, and very bare, yet it is here well wooded, in comparison with what I hear of Ferozepore. Along the face of the hill near the town,…  See more details below

Overview

"[...]native towns: there is much trade carried on in it, and it has the usual bustle of a large town.
"Capt. Wade's house is well situated on a rising ground, and the demesne is a pretty one. Otherwise the country is ugly enough, and very bare, yet it is here well wooded, in comparison with what I hear of Ferozepore. Along the face of the hill near the town, a nullah flows, abounding in fish, of which more anon. The rock pigeons, or grouse, are very abundant, and there are two species, one remarkable for the elongated side-feathers of the tail. Both are beautiful birds, but very difficult of access. Crows, kites, vultures, adjutants, herons, Drongoles, sparrows, parrots, etc. remain as before, but most of the less common birds are different from those to the south; the most European are genuine starlings; and, to my memory of eight years back, identical with those of Europe.[...]".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781507677735
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2015
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >