Adventures in Mongolia James Gilmour

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Adventures in Mongolia by James Gilmour
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:CHAPTER III. LEABNIKG TO BIDE. First lessons Mongols ride with shortMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:CHAPTER III. LEABNIKG TO BIDE. First lessons Mongols ride with short stirrups A six hundred mile ride Buying a whip The start Crossing the Tola in flood A Mongols exhortation Camping out Dreams Fall Eat pits Mending harness Mode of journey Hospitality of the poor better than that of the rich Inhabitants Influenza Animals in tents We prefer to camp out Guide bewildered at his native place Find a trail Guides home Character of a guide Reputation among his countrymen New guide Rainless district Change to camels Camels and horses compared Have you a revolver ?

Mending a camels foot Gobi A hill with one side A thirsty ride Stones of Gobi A tent at last Tea in the desert Enchanted land Stony illusion Recollection of Gobi like a nightmare Progress in learning to ride Snatches of sleep A green land Miss our way What shop do you belong to ? Kalgan. S a traveller in Mongolia must be something of a horseman, I was eager to take lessons in riding, and a Mongol friend used to indulge me occasionally, by causing to be caught and saddled for me such an old quiet beast as the aged grandmother or the very young children of the family were in the habit of riding.

In a country where children are sometimes expert riders soon after passing the age of infancy, a man who could not ride was considered a great novelty- and when the steed was led up, the whole communitywould turn out to enjoy the spectacle of my awkwardness in mounting. As the Mongols ride with the stirrup straps so short that a foreignerslegs become cramped, I used, when practicable, to have them lengthened, and then their wonder was not that I should find difficulty in mounting, but that I should be able to mount at all. These occasional rides, however, did not go far towards making me a horseman - ...



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