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[ 212 J His appearance was mean, and his person so deformed, that when he offered to enlistinto the army of Mahomedan Ghory of Lahore, he was refused admittance. Finding it impossible to obtain a place in the imperial service, enlisted as a horseman in the service of one of the provincial governors, and his activity, courage and abilities very soon secured his promotion. Having signalized himself om several important occasions he was at length appointed to command the army which was destined to the conquest of Behar. In this employment he was eminently suc.cessful, and returned at the end of two years laden with plunder. The Viceroy, pleased with his conduct, conferred such honour on him as raised the envy of his competitors and led them to determine on his removal from the Court. The plot which they devised sor his disgrace was this; when the whole Court was assoubled, some of the nobles took an opportunity of introducing the subject of the