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...but the file only deals with July—that is to say after Nicholson had driven the 55th Regiment of Native Infantry from Nowshera to Murdan and from Murdan to the hills of Swat, where Nature and man turned against and slew them—after the Mutiny had broken out at Jullundur, Ludhiana, and elsewhere, and after the mutineers held possession of Delhi.We have here the germ of both “The Lost Legion” and perhaps of the old Subadar in Chapter III of Kim.
A later passage reads: 'Jemmadar Jellary Khan and Duffadar Ahmed Khan—let Cotton’s testimony in their favor be set down now, should not have their estates confiscated. I have deemed it expedient’ says the great head of the Peshawur Division ‘to save them from the ruin in which their regiment was involved.’ Does Jemadar Jellary Khan—he would only be sixty six years old—live still near Shahj Hanpore in the Bareilly district?.