From The Caves And Jungles Of Hindostan Translated From The Russian Of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky



























 -   Tigers!

The Thugs possessed a wonderfully good organization.  Trained
accomplices used to tramp all over India, stopping at the bazaars - Page 340
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Tigers! The Thugs Possessed A Wonderfully Good Organization.

Trained accomplices used to tramp all over India, stopping at the bazaars, those true clubs of Eastern nations, gathering

Information, scaring their listeners to death with tales of the Thugs, and then advising them to join this or that travelling party, who of course were Thugs playing the part of rich merchants or pilgrims. Having ensnared these wretches, they sent word to the Thugs, and got paid for the commission in proportion to the total profit.

During many long years these invisible bands, scattered all over the country, and working in parties of from ten to sixty men, enjoyed perfect freedom, but at last they were caught. The inquiries unveiled horrid and repulsive secrets: rich bankers, officiating Brahmans, Rajas on the brink of poverty, and a few English officials, all had to be brought before justice.

This deed of the East India Company truly deserves the popular gratitude which it receives. - - - - - - -

On our way back from the Marble Rocks we saw Muddun-Mahal, another mysterious curio; it is a house built - no one knows by whom, or with what purpose - on a huge boulder. This stone is probably some kind of relative to the cromlechs of the Celtic Druids. It shakes at the least touch, together with the house and the people who feel curious to see inside it. Of course we had this curiosity, and our noses remained safe only thanks to the Babu, Narayan and the Takur, who took as great care of us as if they had been nurses, and we their babies.

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