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By William Stevenson

The actually impressive existence tale of Bhumibol, King of Thailand, who for the final fifty years has been the monarch of 1 of the main stricken and unique kingdoms of the trendy international has offered over 6,000 copies in hardback and is now to be had for the 1st time in a cheap paperback version. cited within the west, Bhumibol acceded to the Thai throne whilst his brother King Ananda was once assassinated, and used to be instantly faced, on the age of nineteen, with a role that used to be harmful and nearly unimaginably tough. not just was once his place insecure - he was once suspected either regionally and across the world of engineering his brother's homicide - however the kingdom he hardly ever knew used to be a crucible of conflicting principles and affects.

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T he night was h ot and oppressive w ith blood-sucking insects on the prowl. W e were now am idst cedars and pines, where we could use the resinous wood as flares and so save our paraffin. W e followed the left bank all the next day until we came to a bridge about two miles below Palang. T his provides a choice o f routes and so after conferring w ith the porters we decided on the m ore difficult b u t shorter route along the right bank. z5 T H E S T A R T OF O U R J O U R N E Y W e camped th at night on a delightful site just opposite Palang Village.

I had worked out a general plan before leaving London; thus Parwa Pasang Sherpa, who had accompanied m e to England after our last journey through eastern N epal in 1954, had now come by sea to Bombay, bringing our camping equipm ent, m ountain-clothes and other essential stores. H e had arrived in Kathm andu the dav before me, having left the bulk of this luggage in Banaras, where it could be collected at the outset o f our journey. O u r general plan was conditioned by the weather, for we would have to visit the districts of interest to us on the southern side o f the m ain Him alayan range between M arch and May 2 KATHMANDU before the monsoon gained force.

T hey sold us three fishes, which Pasang carried on a string sheltering them under our um brella from the fierce rays o f the sun. But it was quite im practicable to clamber over rocks in this way, so when we came to a pleasant little sandal-wood grove about a m ile further on, we sat down and cooked and ate the fish, w hich ful­ filled all our expectations and was the one meal of high quality 20 T H E A S C E N T OF T H E B H E R I th a t we enjoyed in seven m onths. Pasang thoughtfully reserved some for a curry in the evening.

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