Daily Archives: September 3, 2014

49% done with The Story of the Malakand Field Force

Great moment of insanity where at the top of the hill he and the men pretend to order cold drinks from a clean, European waiter and then listen to a peasant name the villages below which they realize the man is just making up the names but it didn’t matter because the made up names are now the official ones. He ponders how often this had been the case all through history.