TCD MS 10515 folio 114 verso
with them was one child. These features were typically Mongolian; they seemed of a bright and cheery disposition and reminded me of Kiroglu. It was somewhat strange to believe that people with all the appearance of Mongols should come from a country peopled with the most fanatical of Mahomedans and should themselves profess the faith of Islam. Here we assuredly see the power of the proselytizing sword of Mahmed. These Hazaras had travelled for the past five months, passing through Kabul, Ghazin, Shiraz, Kerbala and were en route to Basra. How I envied them this fascinating journey.
The long and laborious battle with the floods is over. Day by day we see the current slackening, and the level of the stream steadily sink-