Mr. Goldsmith was thanked, and Ulick hurried out, Hyder Ali leaping up in amazement at his master being loose at that time of day.
A young English captain, who was imprisoned by Hyder Ali in 1780.
Although nominally at peace with the English, Hyder Ali held them in utter abhorrence.
Before such a fleet the Hyder Ali was like a sparrow before a hawk.
Suffren stood south towards Pondicherry, which had passed into the power of Hyder Ali.
They broke their treaties with the Nizam, and with Hyder Ali.
It was also taken by Hyder Ali when that invader ravaged the Carnatic in 1780, and held by him for some time.
For more than a year there had been war in India, where Hyder Ali, for the moment, was carrying everything before him.
News arrived in 1780 that Hyder Ali, who had long been watching his opportunity, had pounced upon Madras.
Ever indomitable and enterprising, Hyder Ali hoped better things of the new-comers; he was not deceived.