It was in my mind to have taught him the Law upon the road to Benares.'
I go with thee to Benares. And, too, I think that so old a man as thou, speaking the truth to chance-met people at dusk, is in great need of a disciple.'
I am now that holy man's disciple; and we go a pilgrimage together - to Benares, he says.
'We go to Benares,' said the lama, as soon as he understood the drift of Mahbub Ali's questions.
Then he began, almost whispering: 'Umballa is on the road to Benares - if indeed ye two go there.'
'Nay,' grunted the man, 'the old madman rose at second cockcrow saying he would go to Benares, and the young one led him away.'
Preserved by three Brahmins, the inviolate deity, bearing the Yellow Diamond in its forehead, was removed by night, and was transported to the second of the sacred cities of India-- the city of Benares
Decimus Smith, returning to his parish at Bombay; and a brigadier-general of the English army, who was about to rejoin his brigade at Benares
, made up the party, and, with Mr.
Some, such as those of Paris, Petersburg, Berlin, Stockholm, Hamburg, Malta, Lisbon, Benares
, Madras, and others, transmitted their good wishes; the rest maintained a prudent silence, quietly awaiting the result.
My village was being builded for the third time, as I remember, when my cousin, the Gavial, brought me word of rich waters above Benares. At first I would not go, for my cousin, who is a fish-eater, does not always know the good from the bad; but I heard my people talking in the evenings, and what they said made me certain."
It is true they are a heavy-footed, noisy, and foolish people, and the sport would be small, but I remember the old days above Benares, and, if the child lives, he will remember still.
Long and long ago, when Devadatta was King of Benares
, I wrote some tales concerning Strickland of the Punjab Police (who married Miss Youghal), and Adam, his son.