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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 23

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 23 Surat, Palace Of The Diwan “Well, shiiiit…” John said, drawing out the word. The principles of the USE mission been sweating for hours in the courtyard, waiting for Diwan Kashif to see … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 22

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 22 PART II Fall, 1634 Some bore the story to their king: “A mighty creature of our race, In monkey form, has reached the place.” Chapter 13 Surat, River Tapti September, 1634 “Right … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 21

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 21 As if sensing Dara’s thoughts were upon him, Dara’s grandfather turned from watching the slaves collect carcasses and approached Dara. Talawat bowed and silently withdrew a few paces, giving them some privacy.

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 20

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 20 Chapter 12 Three day’s ride from Agra August, 1634 Her patience growing short in the afternoon heat, Dara’s favorite leopard yowled and spat at her handler, ready to hunt.

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 19

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 19 Agra, Red Fort, The Harem “What is it?” Nur asked. “My Lady, your servant Vidya has taken ill.” Gargi made a small gesture that indicated Vidya was dying, if not already dead. … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 18

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 18 Chapter 11 Agra, Red Fort, Diwan-i-Khas August, 1634 Dara joined his younger brothers, standing before Father’s throne in the Diwan-i-Khas. As befitted the hall of private audience, there were comparatively few courtiers … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 17

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 17 “Yes, I can see how you would take comfort in that belief. It was not you who was taken from the arms of loved ones.” Her only response was to sit silent, … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 16

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 16 Chapter 10 Agra, Red Fort August, 1634 “Shehzada Aurangzeb, a moment of your time, if you please?” The mullah asked, approaching the young prince as he strode along the gallery leading to … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 15

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 15 Chapter 9 Bay of Moçambique August, 1634 “Gently, lads,” Loke hissed as the crew lowered the skiff into the gentle swells. “You sure about this, Bertram?” John asked as Bertram straddled the … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 14

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 14 The prince doubled over on his cushion, laughing hard and loud. “Yes, Begum Sahib. Our family history claims that Emperor Babur took for one of his ten wives the daughter of one … Continue reading

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