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A Lonely Summer In Kashmir

In giving these recollections of a lonely summer spent in Kashmir to the public, I feel that more than a passing word of apology is needed for the egoistic tone running through them; with the best will in the word to eliminate it, the first person singular reappears with monotonous frequency.
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In giving these recollections of a lonely summer spent in Kashmir to the public, I feel that more than a passing word of apology is needed for the egoistic tone running through them; with the best will in the word to eliminate it, the first person singular reappears with monotonous frequency. In the first place, the very essence of travelling in an undeveloped country tends to selfishness; a wanderer in Europe can give his whole mind and time to historic sights around him. In sparsely civilised countries it is different; the would-be explorer spends weeks beforehand making careful plans for his own comfort and security, and he who caters for himself best. It is almost impossible in such surroundings for him not to fall into the prevailing illusion that he is a little tin god on wheels.To those who know Kashmir or who seek for stirring reading, this book will have no interest; I ran into no dangers, I climbed no inaccessible peaks; but there may be some people who are anxious themselves to visit the country and gain some idea of it before starting; there are others again who prefer to do their travelling by their own fireside, and to such, the day-to-day record of events which were set down as they happened, may give a clearer idea of the mode of life in this far-off land than a book of more active adventure. 
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