This showed that Bahadur Khan, his body-servant, had waked from sleep and wished to put Strickland to bed.
Bahadur Khan, a great, green-turbaned, six-foot Mohammedan, said that it was a very warm night, but that there was more rain pending, which, by his honor's favor, would bring relief to the country.
"It is in my mind, Bahadur Khan, that I have worked thee remorselessly for many days-ever since that time when thou first came into my service.
The lamp-light slid along the barrels of the rifle as they leveled themselves against Bahadur Khan's broad breast.
Bahadur Khan stood ashen grey in the light of the one lamp.
"Do I hang, then?" said Bahadur Khan, making no attempt to escape and keeping his eyes on the ground.
Bahadur Khan stepped back one pace, quivered, and stood still The two policemen waited further orders.
"I come of land-h~ding stock," said Bahadur Khan, rocking where he stood.
He was willing to sign a statement declaring Aftab Bahadurs
innocence before his sentence was carried out, but Aftab Bahadurs
lawyers were prevented from having this statement signed by the jail authorities in Multan, Pakistan.