Title: My Three Years in Manipur
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
1996. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9788121201353
Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. Saved--Captain Cowley pursues the enemy, and we fall on our feet--Have to wear Sepoys' boots--Halt at Leimatak--Transitions of climate--Manipuri attack--Tables turned on them--Shortness of food--The Nagas--Cross the Jhiri and regain the British frontier. We were saved! That was the one thought in my mind when I was able to recover my senses sufficiently to be able to think at all. Saved from the terrors of starvation, and from the hands of our enemies; and in my heart I thanked God for having given me the strength which had enabled me to bear all the misery and weariness of the last few days. We human beings are so given to forgetful ness, and fail so often to remember that we owe thanks to THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE 263 Providence for preserving us when man's help is of no avail. We are ready enough to thank our fellow-men for what they do for us, but we forget the rest. This time I can honestly say that I thanked God from the bottom of my heart. As I sat there by the side of the road, bereft of everything I possessed in the world save only the clothes I wore, I did not think of what I had lost, but only of the life that was still mine. This world is very good and pleasant to live in. Home l and friends are very dear to one at all times. But all these are never so precious as when we see them slipping from our grasp, and feel that even our breath, and the life-blood coursing through our veins, are to be taken from us; then alone do we fully rouse ourselves to action, while we struggle and fight for the life that is so dear. It was some time before I recovered my senses sufficiently to be able to join with the rest in giving the rescuing party a detailed account of our miraculous escape. Some of Captain Cowley's men were still pursuing the now-retreati...
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