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Identifier: orientalwesterns00atki
Title: Oriental and western Siberia: a narrative of seven years' explorations and adventures in Siberia, Mongolia the Kirghis steppes, Chinese Tartary, and part of Central Asia
Year: 1858 (1850s)
Authors: Atkinson, Thomas Witlam, 1799-1861
Subjects: Kyrgyz
Publisher: London : Hurst and Blackett
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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e Sultans noul a two days journey up theriver ; and soon after daylight we left these people, and rodein the direction indicated. The Lepsou is a large stream,running between high sandy banks; in some parts extendinginto broad shallow pools covered Avitli reeds and bulrushes,while in others it has a rapid current. We presentlyreached undulating sandy hills, into which our horses sunkdeep at every step, and this materially retarded our progress.By noon we had not travelled more than twenty versts,when w^e came upon a plain covered with hundreds of sandymounds—it was, indeed, a perfect labyrinth. As w^e werewinding our way through these hillocks, we met a partyof Kirghis armed with rifles,—the advance-guard of theSultan, who was following at a short distance. We soonmet, when he invited me to accompany him to his aoul. A few years Ijefore, the Sultan had visited the Governor-General of Western Siberia, who had most kindly givenme a letter, recommending me to his care. It was written

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MAGNIFICENT VIEWS. .565 in the Tartar language, wliicli the Mulla could read.VYlien the contents had been explained to Boulania, heordered the Mulla to write me a passport, which wouldbe respected in the middle horde ; it would also aid me withtwo of the Sultans in the great horde. While I remainedat the aouJ, I sketched a portrait of this Sultan.


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Date: 2014-07-28 07:53:06
bookid:orientalwesterns00atki bookyear:1858 bookdecade:1850 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Atkinson__Thomas_Witlam__1799_1861 booksubject:Kyrgyz bookpublisher:London___Hurst_and_Blackett bookcontributor:University_of_California_Libraries booksponsor:Internet_Archive bookleafnumber:604 bookcollection:cdl bookcollection:americana

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