The Lawrences of the Punjab
The Lawrences of the Punjab who also turned his steps towards the East 'where he met with adventures of a kind more readily connected with the tales of Schehera-zade than with the actual experience of a middle-class Englishman in the nineteenth century ; and Jan Larens knows everything was the verdict of the natives. [...] The separation was peculiarly hard for Letitia in whose heart Henry held the foremost place ; and imaginative as the young soldier was the glamour of the East and the prospect of ac venture failed to deaden for him the pain of parting. [...] Red i ti"20 The Lawrences of the Punjab tape he said was ruining the army; the seniority system was. filling the higher positions with incompetents and blocking the advance of the capable and zealous. [...] Fifty years after his removal from Paniput the men of the district would talk of his prowess and courage and amazing strength; and tales are still told to the children's children of Jan Larens the demi-god the hero in the Homeric sense the incomprehensible sahib who could get 'the better of the wiles of their forefathers by simple adherence to the truth. [...] light; the trail of the footsteps in the sandy soil with the discovery that one of ili.' assassins must have made a circuit to cut off the tlyMg victim and head him towards the rest of the gang: the deduction therefrom that as Ram Singh.