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By Frederick Burnaby,Peter Hopkirk

within the wintry weather of 1875, a tender British officer set out throughout primary Asia on an unofficial undertaking to enquire the most recent mystery Russian strikes within the nice online game. His target was once the mysterious caravan urban of Khiva, closed to all eu tourists via the Russians following their seizure of it years previous. His objective was once to find no matter if, as many British strategists feared, this distant and hazardous oasis was once approximately for use as a springboard for an invasion of India.

Captain Frederick Burnaby was once already whatever of a legend. For a commence he used to be 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 lively and colourful prose style.

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

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