Away back, probably, in what is called the cradle of the human race--the plains of Central Asia. What we inherit as a superstition our barbarous ancestors must have held as a reasonable conviction.
It broke the spell of that enchanted man; it slew the silence and the solitude, dispersed the hindering host from Central Asia and released his modern manhood.
The friend of his childhood, a man of the same set, of the same coterie, his comrade in the Corps of Pages, Serpuhovskoy, who had left school with him and had been his rival in class, in gymnastics, in their scrapes and their dreams of glory, had come back a few days before from Central Asia
, where he had gained two steps up in rank, and an order rarely bestowed upon generals so young.
He had done rough work in Central Asia
, and had seen rather more help-yourself fighting than most men of his years.
Persia, Turkestan, and all Central Asia
felt the pressure of the flood.
Sotus Ecobius discovered in Central Asia
a whole nation of people who hibernate.
"I think I shall be safer," he answered, "among the fiercest fanatics of Central Asia
than I should be if I crossed the door of the bank with the Moonstone in my pocket.
The Amir had brought with him for a bodyguard eight hundred men and horses who had never seen a camp or a locomotive before in their lives--savage men and savage horses from somewhere at the back of Central Asia
. Every night a mob of these horses would be sure to break their heel ropes and stampede up and down the camp through the mud in the dark, or the camels would break loose and run about and fall over the ropes of the tents, and you can imagine how pleasant that was for men trying to go to sleep.
Half pushed, half towed, he arrived at the high gate of the Kashmir Serai: that huge open square over against the railway station, surrounded with arched cloisters, where the camel and horse caravans put up on their return from Central Asia
. Here were all manner of Northern folk, tending tethered ponies and kneeling camels; loading and unloading bales and bundles; drawing water for the evening meal at the creaking well-windlasses; piling grass before the shrieking, wild-eyed stallions; cuffing the surly caravan dogs; paying off camel-drivers; taking on new grooms; swearing, shouting, arguing, and chaffering in the packed square.
Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will receive European Union's Special Representative for Central Asia
Peter Burian on August 15 in the Akorda presidential residence, Kazinform has learnt from President's Press Secretary Berik Uali.
Peter Burian, the EU Special Representative for Central Asia