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Behind the Bungalow

Edward Hamilton Aitken

ISBN 10: 1456533339 / ISBN 13: 9781456533335
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011
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Title: Behind the Bungalow

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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Behind the Bungalow by Edward Hamilton Aitken Excerpt: All this time sit I, like Tantalus, with the savoriest of Domingo's "beefysteaks" before me and am not allowed to taste it. But I know that in every operation he is animated by an exalted sense of blended duty and prerogative, and if I could really open his mind to the thought that the least of his attentions was dispensable, his whole nature would be demoralized at once; so I endure and grow lean. Another thing which works towards the same result is a practice that he has of studying my tastes, and when he thinks he has detected a preference for a particular dish, plying me with that until the very sight of it becomes nauseous. At one time he fed me with "broon custard" pudding for about six months, until in desperation I interdicted that preparation for evermore, and he fell back upon "lemol custard." Thus my luxuries are cut off one after another and there is little left that I can eat.

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Edward Hamilton Aitken (1851-1909) was a humourist, naturalist and a writer especially on the wildlife of India. He was well known to Anglo-Indians by the pen-name of Eha. He entered the Customs and Salt Department of the Government of Bombay in 1876, and served in Kharaghoda (referred to as Dustypore in The Tribes on my Frontier, 1883), Uran, North Kanara and Goa Frontier, Ratnagiri, and Bombay itself. He explored the jungles on the hills near Vihar around Bombay and wrote a book called The Naturalist on the Prowl (1894). His writing style was accurate and at the same time amusing to his readers. He studied most of his subjects in life and was very restricted in his collecting. In May, 1903, he was appointed Chief Collector of Customs and Salt Revenue at Karachi, and in November, 1905, was made Superintendent in charge of the District Gazetteer of Sind. He retired from the service in August 1906. His other works include: An Indian Naturalist's Foreign Policy (1883), Behind the Bungalow (1889) and The Common Birds of Bombay (1900).

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