Athelstane King visits his family's business agent in Delhi, Elias the Jew, and is served a meal:
"...minced lamb cooked with garlic, turmeric, and coriander, mixed with peas and tomatoes and served on basmati rice with naan for scooping, hot tea, and fruit to follow." (p. 214)
Athelstane is also told about another of his father, Eric King's, adventures. Eric rescued Elias' son, David, from a dungeon of the priests of Malik Nous in Bokhara (see second image). Such an exploit would furnish an excellent episode in a series of Eric King's
adventures. Athelstane thinks:
"That was something he had to get the details on, someday. To go into the empire of evil, and the very heart of darkness..." (p. 216)
Our sentiments, exactly.