This volume is an account of the journey the author made between Eastern Russia (via Tabriz) to Teheran at the turn of the twentieth century. This is not just a travelogue, however, but a lament for the loss of British “prestige” and power in the region to Russia.
1. “Eastward Ho!” 2. Odessa and the Crimea 3. The Black Sea (Afou, Suchum etc) 4. Batoum (The Plague) 5. Tiflis 6. Farewell Civilisation (A Russian Post House) 7. We Jolt Our Weary Length Along 8. The Land of the Lion and the Sun 9. Taza-Kand (Dreadful Experiences) 10. Tabriz. 11. A Day’s Shooting 12. A Vermin District 13. The Kaflan-Kuh 14. Teheran 15. Teheran (continued) 16. The Peacock Throne 17. The Shah’s Army 18. The Russian Octopus 19. Railway Enterprise 20. How it All Came About 21. Meshed and Bushire (Turquoise and Pearl) 22. What the Future Will Bring Forth 23. Through “Holy Russia” 24. England to the Rescue