I have loved the sunlight as dearly as any alive. While awaiting permission to proceed at the Kashgaria border Hayward escaped from his guards and spent 20 days exploring and charting the course of the Yarkand River.
Upon returning he wrote a letter to a Calcutta newspaper describing the atrocities that the Kashmiris had committed against people in Yasin. He was on the verge of reaching the Oxus river and the Pamirs.
This they all with a joyful mind Bear through life like a torch in flame, And falling fling to the host behind -- "Play up! Shaw reached Kashgaria in December after sending ahead envoys announcing his arrival and carrying with him gifts for Yakub Beg.
Shaw was disturbed by this as he figured Hayward would be stopped at the border. The winter crossing took over two months instead of the ten to twenty days it took when the passes were clear.
With almost no provisions or gear he travelled in the dead of winter almost miles to Gilgit. In mid July he reached Yasin once more and proceeded to Darkot at the head of the valley. What will ye more of your guest and sometime friend?
He sold his commission in and left the British Army. Sed miles, sed pro patria. God send you fortune: Hayward was long supposed to have been Irish but research in the s by Charles Timmis revealed that he was in fact a Yorkshireman, born at Headingley Hall on the outskirts of Leeds.
His murderers round him stood. A few weeks later Hayward arrived in Kashgar and was also placed under house arrest. And now it was dawn. After sometime Shaw was allowed to proceed to Kashgar to meet with Yakub Beg. In search of a new approach to the Pamirs he visited the Yasin Valley and became friends with Mir Wali who convinced him it was impossible to proceed through the Hindu Kush until the summer thaw.
While traveling in this region he had to cross a war zone between Hindu Kashmiris and Muslim Dardistan. He wanted to be hired as an explorer in central Asia and the western Himalayas.
He did not hear the monotonous roar that fills The ravine where the Yassin river sullenly flows; He did not see the starlight on the Laspur hills, Or the far Afghan snows. He travelled through Kashmiri territory and reached Gilgit with no difficulty.
He next transferred to the Cameron Highlanders regiment in The area between the two empires was shrinking fast and clandestine agents and explorers were sent to map this unknown area of the world full of lawless tribesmurderous despot rulers and some of the most formidable and challenging terrain on Earth.
Because of the negative attention he received from this letter Hayward severed his connection with the Royal Geographical Society. One version states that his friend Mir Wali arranged his death on the orders of Aman ul-Mulk. He saw the School Close, sunny and green, The runner beside him, the stand by the parapet wall, The distant tape, and the crowd roaring between, His own name over all.
On the morning of 18 July Hayward stayed up all night after receiving word he might be attacked. In he became an ensign in the British Army. A London auction sold six topographical watercolours by Hayward in the s that turned up in the Bombay bazaar.
Over the pass the voices one by one Faded, and the hill slept. Yakub Beg had just made himself ruler of Kashgaria after the Chinese had been driven out by the Dungan Revolt — In the south the British Empirebased out of India, was consolidating and expanding its positions to the north.
The two were able to periodically communicate by passing secret notes. This monument is erected to a gallant officer and accomplished traveller at the instance of the Royal Geographical Society. To set the cause above renown, To love the game beyond the prize, To honour, while you strike him down, The foe that comes with fearless eyes; To count the life of battle good, And dear the land that gave you birth, And dearer yet the brotherhood That binds the brave of all the earth.
When no positive response came from Russia Shaw again was allowed an audience with the King.
Towards dawn he fell asleep and he was attacked. In he purchased a commission and became a lieutenant. Soon the Russians were expanding south into central Asia.
His tombstone, paid for by the Maharaja of Kashmir, reads: He was educated at the Forest School in north London.He fell among Thieves 'YE have robb'd,' said he, 'ye have slaughter'd and made an end, Take your ill-got plunder, and bury the dead: He felt her trembling speed and the thrash of her screw; He heard the passengers' voices.
Sir Henry Newbolt wrote the poem "He Fell Among Thieves" about Hayward's death. Biography: "Murder in the Hindu Kush" [ edit ] A biography of Hayward, entitled Murder in the Hindu Kush: George Hayward and the Great Game, by travel writer Tim Hannigan was published by the History Press in .
Slenderly girt in silken sheen? All through the night from dusk to daytime He Fell among Thieves 'YE have robb'd,' said he, 'ye have slaughter'd and made an end, Take your ill-got plunder, and bury the dead: Sir Henry Newbolt.
Vitaï Lampada. He fell among Thieves. by Sir Henry Newbolt () • Background The mise en scène here has to be teased out from the narrative.
We have a young Englishman of good family (his childhood home has a terrace), educated at one of the traditional British "public" schools (with a School Close) and one of the old universities (the Dons on the.
This is an analysis of the poem He Fell Among Thieves that begins with: ‘Ye have robb’d,’ said he, ‘ye have slaughter’d and made an end.
Jun 14, · He Fell Among Thieves 'Ye have robb'd,' said he, 'ye have slaughter'd and made an end, Take your ill-got plunder, and bury the dead: What will ye more of your guest and sometime friend?' 'Blood for our blood,' they said.Download