Abdullah and Randolph show up in the Indian city of Benares (modern Varanasi), the so-called “city of temples” and the holiest of the seven holy cities in India. He introduces William to the Thuggee cult. Its members begrudgingly accepts him; they have a long history with Abdullah, knowing him byContinue Reading

Mister Carter, Your letter of April 10th, 1856, is well received and it pleases me, sir, to make your acquaintance in word if not form. I confess, in my many years of service as a historian at St. Vincent’s Seminary, I have long been absent the pleasure of youthful exuberanceContinue Reading

Brother Hahn, O.F.M., Sir, I am William Carter, late of Massachusetts, currently on sabbatical in the quaint township of Cahokia, Illinois, wherein I have taken an interest in the long extinct Indian culture that is this town’s namesake. As a result of my pursuit, it has come to my attentionContinue Reading