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PART IV - THE EAST
CHAPTER VII - ADRIFT IN INDIA

somehow,' said my companion. ` I've been all these years, and didn't know there was such a place in India, or indeed in the world. What next ?' Transepts like honeycomb answered him, and, cramped but splendid, the courtyard of the palace came into view.
We were met by the Keeper of the State Jewels, which were, as so often, stupid and ugly. No lady wears her predecessor's ornaments, and the gems had been recut and reset according to Regent Street. One necklace of emeralds-loot from the Mohammedans-had escaped emasculation. After the Treasury, we saw some other rooms, and admired the painted ceiling of the Durbar hall and its mirrored sides. But the best was to come.
The passage continued by walls of increased elaborationthey concealed the zenana, and how they smelt !--and emerged on to a platform of several acres, wind-swept and baked by the sun. The sense of space returned. On one side, far below, were vultures, on the other, still farther, lay the world of men. We could peer into their secrets with princely arrogance-a wedding procession, a family asleep, policemen drilling in a closed churchyard, camels, two women quarrelling on a housetop. The plans of the temples became clear : we could see their size and symmetry and their relation to the tanks. Then, tired of detail, we could glance at the grey-green bush, or overleaping civilization, rest on the encircling desert, and the ruins of forts ours had destroyed. A Rajpoot army idled on the platform. It was young and insolent, and played among the guns. These were of great age, some Dutch, others Indian, and cast in the shapes of fish, alligators, and dragons. The more reliable were fired in official salutes, and bursting occasionally would throw back the soldiers dead into the fort. Plenty were left, both of guns and Rajpoots, so no change was contemplated, though some day reform may come along with an electric button and a Babu. Beyond the soldiers, on the downward slope, stood a shrine to a goddess. She had some usual name-Chamundibut she lives here and not elsewhere, and is the daughter of the rock, if not the rock. Beyond Chamundi's appeared the Western city, with the dragon's tail flapping across it, and dividing it into wards, and hidden in the creases of the tail were deep pools of water, where Brahmans scattered flowers or fed the fish.

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