“The Subadar Sahib has gone out,” replied the sepoy, leaving the room before any other questions could be asked.
“Very well; I will not return until the time appointed,” said the sepoy.
But the history of the sepoy army might have shown that this was an over-estimate of its loyalty.
Taken in famine time by the daughter of a sepoy (native soldier).
“To do so requires another story, which I cannot tell you to-night,” replied the sepoy.
From the tone in which the sepoy spoke, I thought he was in earnest.
The sepoy covered his head over with his resaiee (counterpane), and lay as still as possible.
To a British Tommy this was what he calls "'opeful buck," but to the sepoy it is a promise.
Well,” said the sepoy, very much frightened, “you may carry my ghee.
The sepoy sees again his village and feels the shade of the banyan.
"native of India in British military service," 1717, from Portuguese sipae, from Urdu sipahi, from Persian sipahi "soldier, horseman," from sipah "army." The Sepoy Mutiny was 1857-8.