By Isabella L. Bird
One of the Tibetans is a list of Isabella Bishop's 1889 trip into Ladakh. it's a interesting account of her encounters with the region's natives and her observations in their life, in addition to an perception into the problems of touring in such parts within the overdue 19th century.
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But the door hit something, which I recognized at once as a human form: a girl of indeterminate age with the face and form of a Pit Bull. She was wearing a shapeless blue smock and her eyes were angry... Somehow I knew that I had the right room. I wanted to think otherwise, but the vibes were hopelessly right… and she seemed to know, too, because she made no move to stop me when I moved past her and into the suite. I tossed my leather satchel on one of the beds and looked around for what I knew I would see… my attorney… stark naked, standing in the bathroom door with a drug-addled grin on his face.