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Comment by Captain on August 12, 2017 at 1:12pm

You are very welcome and I am happy to accept your friendship.  

Comment by Lady Sarah Teatrolley I on August 12, 2017 at 12:36pm
Thank you Captain for posting the link to the free audio book "The Steamhouse!" I look forward to listening to it soon!!
Comment by Captain on April 11, 2017 at 4:32pm
Comment by Captain on April 10, 2017 at 7:48pm

After reading a description of Jules Verne's wonderfully steamy story, The Steam House, I was lucky enough to stumble on this free online audio book version:  https://archive.org/details/steamhouse_1701_librivox/steamhouse_05_...

"The Steam House (French: La maison à vapeur) is an 1880 Jules Verne novel recounting the travels of a group of British colonists in the Raj in a wheeled house pulled by a steam-powered mechanical elephant. Verne uses the mechanical house as a plot device to have the reader travel in nineteenth century India. The descriptions are interspersed with historical information and social commentary.

The book takes place in the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 against British rule, with the passions and traumas aroused still very much alive among Indians and British alike. An alternate title by which the book was known - "The End of Nana Sahib" - refers to the appearance in the book of the historical figure—Rebel leader Nana Sahib—who disappeared after the crushing of the rebellion, his ultimate fate unknown. Verne offers a fictional explanation to his disappearance."

I seem to have heard another story about a vengeful Indian warlord stalking a hated Colonel Monroe.....

Comment by Captain on April 10, 2017 at 3:55pm
 

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