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This book was written in 1919. Dell, British writer, began writing at a young age. Most of her stories were ones of passion and love set in India and other British colonial possessions. The story begins: A great roar of British voices pierced the jewelled curtain of the Indian night. A toast with musical honours was being drunk in the sweltering dining-room of the officers' mess. The enthusiastic hubbub spread far, for every door and window was flung wide. Though the season was yet in its infancy, the heat was intense. Markestan had the reputation in the Indian Army for being one of the hottest corners in the Empire in more senses than one, and Kurrumpore, the military center, had not been chosen for any especial advantages of climate. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.