Rujub, the Juggler
by G. A. Henty.
"Rujub, the Juggler," is mainly an historical tale for young and
old, dealing with the Sepoy Mutiny, in India, during the years 1857
This famous mutiny occurred while the reins of British rule in
India were in the hands of Lord Canning. Chupattees (cakes of flour
and water) were circulated among the natives, placards protesting
against British rule were posted at Delhi, and when the Enfield
rifle with its greased cartridges was introduced among the Sepoy
soldiers serving the Queen it was rumored that the cartridges were
smeared with the forbidden pig's fat, so that the power of the
Sepoys might forever be destroyed.
Fanatical to the last degree, the Sepoys were not long in bringing