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The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 53, November 11, 1897 - A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls by Various
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VOL. 1 NOVEMBER 11, 1897. NO. 53

=Copyright, 1897, by THE GREAT ROUND WORLD Publishing Company.=

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The British soldiers are doing some very fine work on the Indian

During the past week an engagement has taken place in which some of the
hardest fighting of the war occurred.

According to the despatches, the Afridis occupied some rising ground
which was known by the name of the Dargai Ridge. It was necessary for
the British troops in their advance to pass across this ridge, and so
the Afridis had to be dislodged from it.

A detachment of soldiers was sent forward to perform this task, and
accomplished it so easily that in a very short space of time the enemy
had all been driven off, and the village of Dargai was in flames.

The tribesmen seemed to have been completely routed, and to have left
the country, so no particular pains was taken to fortify and hold the
conquered ridge; instead the preparations for the advance were hurried

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