Travelling hard all night, we found ourselves next morning past the plain; but the road we were in was not more commodious, the points of the rocks pierced our feet; to increase our perplexities we were alarmed with the approach of an armed troop, which our fear immediately suggested to be the Galles, who chiefly beset these passes of the mountains; we put ourselves on the defensive, and expected them, whom, upon a more exact examination, we found to be only a caravan
of merchants come as usual to fetch salt.
But Kim did not suspect that Mahbub Ali, known as one of the best horse-dealers in the Punjab, a wealthy and enterprising trader, whose caravans
penetrated far and far into the Back of Beyond, was registered in one of the locked books of the Indian Survey Department as C25 IB.
After a thousand scenes of pillage, of vexation, and attacks by armed forces, their caravan
arrived, in October, at the vast oasis of Asben.
In one of the skirmishes with slave caravans
some of our Sarians took a number of Sagoth prisoners, and among them were two who had been members of the guards within the building where we had been confined at Phutra.
And don't you know," said the Sheik of the Outfit, "that caravans
will then stop here for rest and refreshments, giving you a chance to steal the camels, the horses, and the goods?
With the fall of Constantinople, in 1453, the Turks blocked the way of the caravans
the nomad Scythians, who are described by Herodotus as feeding on mares' milk and living in caravans
Here, for the first time, I saw camels, great caravans
of them, bearing all sorts of heavy burdens, and miles upon miles of elephants doing similar service.
The air resounds with the pipe and tabor, and the drums and trumpets of the showmen shouting at the doors of their caravans
, over which tremendous pictures of the wonders to be seen within hang temptingly; while through all rises the shrill "root-too-too-too" of Mr.
I was now alone in a most remote part of the world, for I was near three thousand leagues by sea farther off from England than I was at my island; only, it is true, I might travel here by land over the Great Mogul's country to Surat, might go from thence to Bassora by sea, up the Gulf of Persia, and take the way of the caravans
, over the desert of Arabia, to Aleppo and Scanderoon; from thence by sea again to Italy, and so overland into France.
Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan
happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor.
When he comes about nine-thirty to inspect us for the night, we will seize him, gag him, batter him, and early in the morning we will march out of this town, proprietors of this caravan
We watered the caravan
at the cold stream which rushes down a trough near the end of the village, and soon afterward left the haunts of civilization behind us.
In fact, for a couple of hours I met nothing worth mentioning, male or female, with the exception of a gipsy caravan
, which I suppose was both; but it was a poor show.
At the head of the caravan
rode some two hundred warriors, five abreast, and a like number brought up the rear, while twenty-five or thirty outriders flanked us on either side.