By Paul Scott
E-book 4 OF THE RAJ QUARTET The British Raj in India is in its ultimate days. however the fall of the Empire is either the tip of 1 period and the start of one other. For the Hindus and Muslims, the political fact indications inevitable post-war recriminations and destiny territorial wrangles. For man Perron, box Sergeant and historian, those final days are a time to mirror at the legacy the British has left in the back of in India. And for the British households nonetheless living in India, judgements approximately their destiny has to be made and ultimate goodbyes has to be stated, all opposed to the backdrop of 1 of the main turbulent sessions of social swap the area has ever noticeable.
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You might have noticed I ain’t in the best of shape myself. If someone don’t try to plug you, he might settle for me. And that ain’t why I rode down here. How about it? You want to ride up to see your Ma and Pa? ” “Tell me one last thing,” Zebulon asked. ” “Hell no,” Hatchet Jack replied. “I snagged a zebra dun. ” When they pushed through the swinging doors, the bandy- 34 legged man was sitting on a bench. He didn’t look up when Hatchet Jack rode down the street, followed by Zebulon riding the bandy-legged man’s horse.
Her question seemed to be directed as much to herself as to him. When he couldn’t come up with an answer, he shrugged and left the room. ~~~ C ount Baranofsky was waiting for him in the lobby. Taking Zebulon by the arm, he led him into the hotel’s cantina and ordered a round of whiskey at the bar. When the drinks arrived, the Count raised his glass, toasting Mexico, the United States, the brand new State of California, and finally Russia – but not the Czar, who, he proudly pointed out, had placed a price on his head.
You seen one old buzzard around these hide-outs, you seen ’em all. The hell with him. I’ll settle for a healing. What about it, Mister Healer-Dealer? Can you strut your healin’ stuff ? Got me a bad knee, shoulder ain’t right, arrowhead been stuck in my leg for ten years, teeth gone or rotten, sluice line to my gut plugged up. ” “I can handle that,” Hatchet Jack said, showing no confidence at all. “Check out Zeb while you’re at it,” Annie May suggested. “He’s tough to figure, shot up with no bullet in his pump.
A Division of the Spoils (The Raj Quartet, Book 4) by Paul Scott