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Venus in India

Venus in India The war in Afghanistan appeared to be coming to a close when I received sudden orders to proceed at once from England to join the First Battalion of my regiment which was then serving there I had j

  • Title: Venus in India
  • Author: Charles Devereaux
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The war in Afghanistan appeared to be coming to a close when I received sudden orders to proceed, at once, from England to join the First Battalion of my regiment, which was then serving there I had just been promoted Captain and had been married about eighteen months It pained me than I care to express to part with my wife and baby girl, but it was agreed that it wThe war in Afghanistan appeared to be coming to a close when I received sudden orders to proceed, at once, from England to join the First Battalion of my regiment, which was then serving there I had just been promoted Captain and had been married about eighteen months It pained me than I care to express to part with my wife and baby girl, but it was agreed that it would be better for all of us, if their coming to India were deferred until it were certain where my regiment would be quartered, on its return to the fertile plains of Hindustan, from the stones and rocks of barren Afghanistan Besides, it was very hot, being the height of the hot weather, when only those who were absolutely forced to do so went to India, and it was a time of year particularly unsuitable for a delicate woman and a babe to travel in so burning a climate It was also not quite certain whether my wife would join me in India, as I had the promise of a staff appointment at home, but before I could enter upon that I had of necessity to join my own battalion, because it was at the seat of war Thus it was annoying to have to go, all the same, as it was clear that the war was over, and that I should be much too late to participate in any of its rewards or glories, though it was quite possible I might come in for much of the hardship and experience of the sojourn, for a wild, and not to say rough and inhospitable country is Afghanistan besides which it was quite possible for an Afghan knife to put an end to me, and that I might fall a victim to a common murder instead of dying a glorious death on the battlefield Altogether my prospects seemed by no means of a rosy color, but there was nothing for it but to submit and go, which I did with the best grace possible but with a very heavy heart I will spare the readers the sad details of parting with my wife I made no promise of fidelity, the idea seemed never to occur to her or to myself of there being any need for it, for although I had always been of that temperament so dear to Venus, and had enjoyed the pleasure of love with great good fortune before I married, yet I had, as I thought, quite steadied down into a proper married man, whose desires never wandered outside his own bed for my passionate and loving spouse was ever ready to respond to my ardent caresses with caresses as ardent and her charms, in their youthful beauty and freshness, had not only not palled upon me, but seemed to grow and powerfully attractive the I reveled in their possession.

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