Letters of Marque

Chapter Headings


Of the Beginning of Things. Of the Taj and the Globe-trotter. The Young Man from Manchester and Certain Moral Reflections


Shows the Charm of Rajputana and of Jeypore, the City of the Globe-trotter. Of its Founder and its Embellishment. Explains the Use and Destiny of the Stud-bred, and fails to explain Many More Important Matters


Does not in Any Sort Describe the Dead City of Amber, but gives Detailed Information about a Cotton-Press


The Temple of Mahadeo and the Manners of Such as see India. The Man by the Water-troughs and his Knowledge. The Voice of the City and what it said. Personalities and the Hospital. The House Beautiful of Jeypore and its Builders


Of the Sordidness of the Supreme Government on the Revenue Side; and of the Palace of Jeypore. A Great King’s Pleasure-house, and the Work of the Servants of State


Showing how Her Majesty’s Mails went to Udaipur and fell out by the Way


Touching the Children of the Sun and their City; and the Hat-marked Caste and their Merits; and a Good Man’s Works in the Wilderness


Divers Passages of Speech and Action whence the Nature, Arts, and Disposition of the King and his Subjects may be observed


Of the Pig-drive which was a Panther-killing, and of the Departure to Chitor


A Little of the History of Chitor, and the Malpractices of a She-elephant


Proves conclusively the Existence of the Dark Tower visited by Childe Rolande, and of ‘Bogey’ who frightens Children


Contains the History of the Bhumia of Jhaswara, and the Record of a Visit to the House of Strange Stories. Demonstrates the Felicity of Loaferdom, which is the veritable Companionship of the Indian Empire, and proposes a Scheme for the Better Officering of Two Departments


A King’s House and Country. Further Consideration of the Hat-marked Caste


Among the Houyhnhnms


Treats of the Startling Effect of a Reduction in Wages and the Pleasures of Loaferdom. Paints the State of the Boondi Road and the Treachery of Ganesh of Situr


The Comedy of Errors and the Exploitation of Boondi. The Castaway of the Dispensary and the Children of the Schools. A Consideration of the Shields of Rajasthan and Other Trifles


Shows that there may be Poetry in a Bank, and attempts to show the Wonders of the Palace of Boondi


Of the Uncivilised Night and the Departure to Things Civilised. Showing how a Friend may keep an Appointment too well


Comes back to the Railway, after Reflections on the Management of the Empire; and so Home again, with Apology to All who have read thus far