Preface; Preliminary remarks; 1. Departure from Heraut; 2. The tent of plenty of the Yahmoot; 3. Jew merchants; 4. Reception at the house of an Oozbeg gentleman; 5. Excessive chill of the air at Kiva; 6. Second audience; 7. Third audience of the Khaun Huzurut; 8. Discussion of routes; 9. Delay in my mission; 10. Interview with the Mehtur; 11. Visit of an Afghan priest; 12. Report of the advance of the British arms; 13. The Ummeer of Bokhara's refusal to release Colonel Stoddart; 14. Departure of the Persian ambassador; 15. Departure from Khiva; 16. Visits from Toorcumuns; 17. Chase of the wild ass; 18. Rapacity of the guide; 19. Story of Hautim, the Arab; 20. Ferocity of Toorcumun horses; 21. Cliffs of shell sandstone; 22. The treacherous messenger; 23. A rencontre; 24. Hilarity of the young guide; 25. Capture of Maimood and Ali Muhummud; 26. Embarassment of Ahris Mhatoor; 27. Hopelessness of our predicament.
First published in 1843, this two-volume travelogue recounts a British officer's diplomatic mission through Central Asia and Russia in 1839.