When everything else had been denied me from London the road to Eastern Turkestan still lay open.
Eastern Turkestan is one of the worst-watered regions in the world.
The power of his arms had added Eastern Turkestan to the Chinese empire, a region which it continues to hold to-day.
It is now time for us to relate how they fared in Eastern Turkestan.
The greater part of Eastern Turkestan is occupied by the desert called Takla-makan, the most terrible and dangerous in the world.
I was ostensibly getting ready for a journey to Eastern Turkestan, but his meaning smile told me that he divined my intention.
South of Eastern Turkestan lies the huge upheaval of the earth's crust which is called Tibet.
I wanted to get out of this labyrinth of mountains and valleys which pour their waters into Eastern Turkestan.
As long as we were on the great winter route to Eastern Turkestan they must all believe that Khotan was my destination.
We are now on the high road between India and Eastern Turkestan, the most elevated caravan route in the world.