A FATAL MISTAKE
on, he gave him two cuts that laid open each shoulder so that the lungs could be seen, and to his horror found he had cut down a man of the 2nd Bengal Fusiliers. Great was his grief, for the Europeans and sowars were the best of friends, at finding what he had done ; but the whole native regiment subscribed handsomely, and, wonderful to relate, the fusilier partially recovered and was pensioned.
The Ramghurs, who had done good service, were very badly treated. When they returned to India, their horses a their own property a were sold by auction, and as there was no demand for them, they realized only a few rupees each. I bought three. For one I gave 5 rupees ; she was a perfectly black mare, with good points and quite young. For a gray I gave i rupee, and for a roan 2 rupees. The mare I sold for 50 rupees within a few days. I gave away the gray, but the roan I kept, and rode him out twenty-six miles the next day. I used him for a year, and was then offered 100 rupees for him ; but I gave him to an officer of our 19th, with whom I was living at that time in Rangoon, and he became afterwards the property of Dr. B.
This poor fellow met with a sad death. He was going out to dine, and his young wife, being very near her confinement, stayed at home. He asked her to leave out a couple of pills for him to take on his return. But where shall I find them? asked the poor girl, who had not been married a year. 4 In my looking-glass drawer/ he replied. So she put out the first two pills she saw : B. swallowed them and died. He had quite forgotten that in that drawer he had put