The next letter (Deli, March 20th, 1873) was all unclouded joy.
The Deli pony is a rare-shaped little animal, standing from 13 hands to 13.2, with immense strength, and very fast.
He presently reported himself from Deli, where he was learning the business of a "nutmace" planter.
Now, my Deli Khans, let us give chase to the huge monster as we would to the savage Urus.
Our section from Deli Abbas was moved up to take the place of the one that had been engaged, which now returned to Baghdad.
They varied but slightly; the one I went on the day after reaching Deli Abbas might serve as model.
When I was at Deli Abbas ghastly bands of ragged skeletons would come through to us begging food and work.
Supple, 'Deli,'—capable of change and play of the mental muscle, in the way that savages are not.
As an illustration of this it is related that during this war the Sultan of Deli elected to pay a visit to Batavia.