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I had a Jezail bullet through it some time before, and, though it did not prevent me from walking, it ached wearily at every change of the weather.
There I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery.
I had remained indoors all day, for the weather had taken a sudden turn to rain, with high autumnal winds, and the Jezail bullet which I had brought back in one of my limbs as a relic of my Afghan campaign throbbed with dull persistence.
Kipling's lament of a hundred year ago, came to my mind, two thousand pounds of education, Drops to a ten rupee jezail.
Among the weapons are a pure steel Ottoman pistol, dating back to the 18th century, and a 300-year-old Jezail rifle made entirely of wood and metal.
Lord Jezail is the Dragonslayer's willing partner as he wants to use the sword to destroy the Valley of the Dragons.
A scrimmage in a Border Station, A canter down some dark defile Two thousand pounds of education Drops to a ten-rupee jezail.
He quotes Kipling's lines from "Arithmetic on the Frontier" when a colonial officer, representing "Two thousand pounds of education/Drops to a ten rupee jezail," the jezail being the long matchlock rifle still used by the locals in Kipling's day.
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At the battle of Maiwand, Watson recalled, "I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery.
A scrimmage in a Border Station-- A canter down some dark defile-- Two thousand pounds of education Drops to a ten-rupee jezail .
The jezail was held in such high esteem by the British that it was still a thing of legend well into the 1870s, where it was considered by some armchair generals to be more than a match for the modern Martini-Henry.