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  • Not very long ago the donkey-boys in one of the great towns would on occasion reflect the popular feeling by the shout '_Br-r-r-o akhoond!

    Persia Revisited


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  • Well spotted, should definitely be Akhoond in the verse quoted.

    July 28, 2009

  • Is there a difference between Ahkoond and Akhoond, or is it a typo?

    July 28, 2009

  • WHAT, what, what,
    What's the news from Swat?
    Sad news,
    Bad news,
    Comes by the cable led
    Through the Indian Ocean's bed,
    Through the Persian Gulf, the Red
    Sea and the Med-
    Iterranean -- he 's dead;
    The Ahkoond is dead!

    - George Thomas Lanigan.

    July 28, 2009