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By Frederick Burnaby,Peter Hopkirk

within the iciness of 1875, a tender British officer set out throughout crucial Asia on an unofficial project to enquire the most recent mystery Russian strikes within the nice video game. His target was once the mysterious caravan urban of Khiva, closed to all ecu tourists through the Russians following their seizure of it years prior. His target used to be to find even if, as many British strategists feared, this distant and hazardous oasis used to be approximately for use as a springboard for an invasion of India.

Captain Frederick Burnaby was once already anything of a legend. For a commence he was once reputed to be the most powerful guy within the British military, status six-foot-four and weighting over 2 hundred kilos. He additionally spoke no fewer than seven languages, together with Russian and Turkish, and possessed a so much full of life and colourful prose style.

Unknown to his superiors, who could have forbidden the enterprise, he rode for over one thousand miles throughout steppe and desolate tract, suffering via blizzards and snowdrifts, to arrive forbidden Khiva. Burnaby was once ordered domestic via an alarmed govt and there he instantly sat down and wrote this best-selling account of his adventures.

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