Did you perchance mean Jumada?
“It was easy enough soldiering, and I quickly won golden opinions from my naik and jemadar* for the speed and intelligence with which I appeared to learn my duties.”
“As a personal servant, or valet, he would have been unexceptionable, but as a captain or jemadar over his fellows, he was out of his proper sphere.”
“We waited in silence until the jemadar knocked, and Jassa slid in, shifty as always.”
“I went to bed, woke up an hour ago, saw you hadn't returned, asked around for you, but no one had seen you ... then the jemadar came for me just now.”
“Jassa told the jemadar to have the riders follow us singly, and then my rider dismounted and Jassa began to lead my beast down towards the gate.”
“But he told off the jemadar and a detail, and we hit the leather.”
“The jemadar led us back to my quarters through a maze of corridors that was no more confused than my mind; I was dog-tired and still mortally shaken, and had neither the wit nor the will to question my newly-revealed Afghan-American orderly, who kept up a muttered stream of apology and justification the whole way.”
“This was his jemadar, a lean Punjabi with an Abanazar moustache; he and the half-dozen other riders had come out from the city by now, and were loafing round the fire, chewing betel and spitting, while Gardner bullied me privately.”
“Good boy, Anderson; he nodded, called a joke to De Normann, passed word to his jemadar and the Sikhs began to drift off, slow and easy.”
“Ghalib, the eldest son and heir of the chief of the Al Kaiti family, ruled here as the vicegerent of his father, who is in India as _jemadar_ or general of the Arab troops, nearly all Hadhrami, in the service of the”
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