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At the end of the colonnade is a gigantic bust, representing a Hindu divinity with three heads. Some say that this is Brahma, as disposable infant face mask the three symbols of the creator, preserver, wet saw protective face mask and destroyer, forming what is sometimes named the Hindu trinity. But the best informed claim that the figure represents Siva, the destroyer of the triad of gods. All the reliefs on the walls relate to the worship of this divinity, while there is not a known temple to Brahma. The principal piece of sculpture is the marriage of Siva to the goddess Parvati and it is identified as such, wholly or in part, because the woman stands on the right of the man, as no female is permitted to do except at the marriage ceremony. The party wandered through the caverns disposable infant face mask for two hours, and Sayad and Moro, the only servants brought with them, kindled fires in the darker places, to enable them to see the sculpture. Sir Modava explained what needed explanation. He conducted them to an opening, lighted by a hole in the hill, where they found a staircase guarded by two lions, leading into what is called the Lions Cave. The tourists at the end of the two hours were willing to vote that they had seen enough of the caverns, and they returned to the hotel in season for dinner. On his arrival Lord Tremlyn found a letter at the office. On opening it, the missive proved to be an invitation for that evening to a wedding for the whole party. They considered it for some time, and as it afforded them an opportunity to see something of native life it was decided to accept it. CHAPTER XX A JUVENILE WEDDING AND HINDU THEATRICALS The note to Lord Tremlyn enclosed sixteen cards printed in gold letters, one for each member of the company, and they were passed a.grown out beyond the stile and here, among the hazels and chestnuts and young dogwood bushes, we saw something white. We felt it was our duty to investigate, even if the white was only the under side of the tail of a dead rabbit caught in a trap. It was not it was part of the perambulator. I forget whether I said that the perambulator was enamelled white not the kind of enamelling you do at home with Aspinall s and the hairs of the brush come out and it is gritty looking, but smooth, like the handles of ladies very best lace parasols. And whoever had abandoned the helpless perambulator in that lonely spot had done exactly as H. O. said, and covered it with leaves, only they were disposable infant face mask green and some of them had dropped off. The others were wild with excitement. Now or never, they thought, was a chance to be real detectives. Oswald alone retained a calm exterior. It was he who would not go straight to the police station. He said Let s try and ferret out something for ourselves before we tell the police. They always have a clue directly they hear about the finding of the body. And besides, we might as well let Alice be in anything there is going. And besides, we haven t had our disposable infant face mask dinners yet. This argument of Oswald s was so strong and powerful his arguments are often that, as I daresay you have noticed that the others agreed. It was Oswald, too, who showed his artless brothers why they had much better not take the deserted perambulator home with them. The dead body, or whatever the clue is, is always left exactly as it is found, he said, till the police have seen it, and the coroner, and the inquest, and the doctor, and the sorrowing relations. Besides, suppose someone saw us with the beastly thing, and thought we had stolen it then they would say, What have you done with the Baby and then where should we be Oswald s brothers could not answer this question, but once more Oswald s native eloquence and far seeing discerningness conquered. Anyway, Dicky said, let s shove the derelict a little further under cover. So we did. Then we went on home. Dinner was ready and so were Alice and Daisy, but Dora was not there. She s got a well, she s not coming to dinner anyway, Alice said when we asked. She can tell you herself afterwards what it is she s got. Oswald thought it was headache, face mask to protect against secondhand smoke or pain in the temper, or in the pinafore, so he said no more, but as soon as Mrs Pettigrew had helped us and left the room he began the thrilling tale of the forsaken perambulator. He told it with the greatest thrillingness anyone c.
o an end in 1761 and Agra was sacked by the Jats, and later the Mahrattas completed the destruction they had begun. It was captured from Scindia in 1803 by the English under Lord Lake, and has since remained in their possession. In all these disasters its population, which had been seven hundred thousand, dropped to ten thousand but under British rule it recovered some of its former prosperity, and it is now about one hundred and seventy thousand. If a man wants to build a house here he has only to dig for the material, for not far down he will find the stone and brick of the structures that crumbled into the earth after the death of the great emperor. We are now approaching the fortress, or the citadel as it is oftener called. It is a sort of acropolis, for it contains palaces, mosques, halls of justice, and other buildings. The carriages stopped at the principal gate, opposite to which is the mosque of Jummah Musjid, or the Cathedral Mosque. About all the great structures here are built of red sandstone, with marble bands on many of them, so that it is hardly necessary to mention the material, unless it varies from the daniu 6200 n95 double gas mask protection filter chemical half face respirator mask rule. This mosque is a fine one, mounted on a marble esplanade or platform, like most buildings of this description. Crossing the drawbridge, the visitors came to the Palace of Justice, built by Akbar. It is six hundred feet long, enclosed by a colonnade of arches, like a cloister. It is now used as a military storeroom, divided by brick walls, and filled with cannon and shot. The English have made a sort of museum here and the superior officer who did the honors to his lordship showed them the throne of Akbar, a long marble seat, inlaid with precious stones, with a graceful canopy of the same material over it and the boys thought he would have had a more comfortable seat if he had put off the period of his reign to the present time. The gates of Somnath, twelve feet high, were beautiful pieces of carving. They once guarded the entrance to the temple of Krishna, in Goojerat but in the tenth century they were carried off by Sultan Mahmoud, of Ghuzni, in Afghanistan. He captured Somnath, and destroyed all the idols. The Brahmins offered him immense bribes if he would spare the statue of Krishna but he spurned the money, and destroyed the image with his own hands. He found that it was hollow, and filled with jewels of great value. When the English conquered Afghanistan, Lord Ellenborough sent the gates to Agra but some think they were not the gates of the temple, but of Mahmoud s tomb.nger. Let s try to buck up and enjoy the banquet. They did enjoy the banquet. They had a beautiful bath, which was delicious, were heavily oiled all over, including their hair, and that was most unpleasant. Then, they dressed again and were presented to the King, who was most affable. The banquet was long there were all sorts of nice things to eat, and everybody seemed to eat and drink a good deal. Everyone lay on cushions and couches, ladies on one side and gentlemen on the other and after the eating was done each lady went and sat by some gentleman, who seemed to be 50 pack face mask disposable 50pcs her sweetheart or her husband, for they were very affectionate to each other. The Court dresses had gold threads woven in them, very bright and beautiful. The middle of the room was left clear, and different people came and did amusing things. There were conjurers and jugglers and snake charmers, which last Anthea did not like at all. When it got dark torches were lighted. Cedar splinters dipped in oil blazed in copper dishes set high on poles. Then there was a dancer, who hardly danced at all, only just struck attitudes. She had hardly any clothes, and was not at all pretty. The children were rather bored by her, but everyone else was delighted, including the King. By the beard of Nimrod he cried, ask what you like girl, and you shall have it I want nothing, said the dancer the honour of having pleased the King may he live for ever is reward enough for me. And the King was so pleased with this modest and sensible reply that he gave her the gold collar off his own neck. I say said Cyril, awed by the magnificence of the gift. It s all right, whispered the Queen, it s not his best collar by any means. We always keep a stock of cheap jewellery for these occasions. And now you promised to sing us something. Would you like my minstrels to accompany you No, thank you, said Anthea quickly. The minstrels had been playing off and on all the time, and their music reminded Anthea of the band she and the others had once had on the fifth of November with penny horns, a tin whistle, a tea tray, the tongs, a policeman s rattle, and a toy drum. They had enjoyed this band very much at the time. But it was quite different when someone else was making the same kind of music. Anthea understood now that Father had not been really heartless and unreasonable when he had told them to stop that infuriating din. What shall we sing Cyril was asking. Sweet and low suggested Anthea. Too soft I vote for Who will o er the downs. Now then one, two, three. Oh, who w.ver the Punjab. They were next conveyed to the mosque of Jehanghir, built of red stone, and so much like a score of other mosques that they were not much interested in the building. The mosque of Vazir Khan pleased them more for disposable face mask manufacturing machine it was a beautiful edifice, though crumbling before the ravages of time. But even here they were more pleased on observing the loafers around the entrance and in the court in disposable infant face mask front of it. An old bald headed Hindu, with a beard as white as snow, was a study to the boys and perhaps it was fortunate that the subject of their remarks did not understand English, or there might have been another war in the Punjab. The cook shops in the street were instructive to them, and they watched the customers with interest but, as they had attempted to eat in a Turkish restaurant in Constantinople, they were content with looking on. The minarets of the Vazir Khan pleased all the party, for they were certainly very beautiful. They went to the Golden Temple of Amritsar in the afternoon, and were impressed with the beauty of its surroundings. Lahore was rather a disappointment to the tourists, though it would not have been if they had not spent some days in Bombay before visiting it. The train in which they had come from Baroda was to be used by them as far as Calcutta, and they were ready to leave that night. The journey was by a different route from that by which they had come, and through a women's sun protective face mask more densely populated region. It was a bright moonlight night when the train passed out of the capital of the Punjab. They had gathered in what they had come to call the Conference Hall compartment and as they looked out into the light of the evening they believed they could see some of the peaks of the Himalayas, though disposable infant face mask Lord Tremlyn doubted it. Possibly they saw some of the peaks, for Mount Nauda Devi was within a hundred miles of the point on the railroad where they would be in the morning and this is more than twenty five thousand feet high. Mont Blanc is seen in very clear weather at face protection mask sun cycling the distance of a hundred miles, and it is about eight thousand feet less in height. They were awake very early in the morning, and they certainly saw some high mountains in the distance, but could not identify them by name. At eight o clock the train rolled into the station at Delhi, perhaps the most wonderful city of India. CHAPTER XXIX THE WONDERFUL CITY OF DELHI The Mohammedans of Bombay whose acquaintance General Noury had made were wealthy and influential men they had notified their friends in other cities of the.
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Mr. Boulong had directed his boat, after taking in Dr. Ferrolan, as the Hindu called him, to the person the farthest to the eastward, leaving the others to be saved by the boats nearer to them. It is enough to say that all the wrecked party were saved, without giving the details of the picking up of each of them. The vessel in which they had foundered had entirely disappeared, and nothing was seen belonging to her. Against the head sea all the boats do lycra face masks protect against sun pulled back to the two steamers. The first cutter of the Guardian Mother had saved three, the second three, and the two boats of the Blanche had picked up five. Now give three cheers, Mr. Scott, said Louis Belgrave in a low tone, as the second cutter, ahead of the first on the return, approached the ship. The captain will understand from that we have saved all the party. Scott approved the suggestion, and the cheers were given with a will, and repeated by the crew of disposable infant face mask the first cutter, not far behind. They were returned from the ship and the voices included those who belonged in the cabin, as well as the officers, seamen, and waiters, while the ladies, football protection face mask clinging to the rails of the promenade, vigorously waved their handkerchiefs, as the sun rose clear from the eastern waves, though it soon disappeared in the clouds. It was evident to the officers that the gale was breaking or perhaps, as the commander put it, the ship was running out of it. Each of the boats got under the lee in turn the falls were hooked on, and both cutters were hoisted up to their davits, as they had come from the scene of their exploits. Mr. Gaskette was directed to get the ship on her course again and Captain Ringgold went aft to w.the middle of the river, off Fort William. Half a mile below her they saw the Blanche. At the request of the commander, the carriages went down to the fort, where the passengers all alighted, and gathered together on the shore. The gentlemen cheered, and the ladies waved their handkerchiefs. I see that Mr. Boulong has painted the ship, and she looks as taut and snug as a man of war, said the commander, who was evidently glad to see his vessel. They are lowering the boats, added Louis and in a disposable infant face mask few minutes the barge and first cutter came up to the shore. There was a general handshaking with the first officer, in command, and the boys extended this courtesy to all the crews of the boats, going on board of them for a few minutes. It was a face masks for sun protection happy meeting but it could not be long continued, and the carriages drove off again. As he was about to take his place in the landau, Mr. Boulong informed the commander that he had received a visit from Captain Mazagan. He wanted to see Captain Ringgold, but did not state his business. The first officer could not tell whether the visitor knew the Blanche was in the river, for he had not mentioned her. With the statement that the party would go on board in two or three days, they parted, and the boats returned to the ship. The commander had something to think of now but he came to the conclusion that the reprobate was not aware of the presence of the Blanche or her owner. The carriages followed the shore road till they came to the upper end of the city, and then turned into the first of the long streets with several names in different parts, which extends entirely through the town. Near the esplanade they found the finest shops, and the ladies went into some of them to see the goods. Then they struck the Circular Road, and drove entirely around the city. This reminds me of Moscow, in some parts, where palaces and shanties are side by side in the same street, said Captain Ringgold. 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