Alexander the Great by Nick Hunter

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S Although we won the battle, I was impressed by Poru and left him in charge of his lands. My plan was to keep going into the new lands, but my army let me down. They just refused to go any further. I was furious, but there wasn’t much I could do. We built a fleet of ships on the Hydaspes River that carried us to the coast along other Indian rivers. From there, we endured a terrible march back across the desert to Persia. No army could defeat me, but the hot, dry desert nearly finished off my troops.

L sing he p ot There were even plots to get rid of me, their glorious leader. I used one as an excuse to kill my father’s old blood general Parmenion and his son. The army needed new in charge, so a bit of old blood had to be spilled. The high mountains of the Hindu Kush tested my army’s strength and toughness. u We followed him across the high mountains of the Hind bly Kush. Finally, we caught up with Bessus. It was proba a bit harsh to cut off his nose and ears before killing him, but that was the Persian custom.

Nto India 32 But there was no time for moping around. India was waiting. s Although we won the battle, I was impressed by Poru and left him in charge of his lands. My plan was to keep going into the new lands, but my army let me down. They just refused to go any further. I was furious, but there wasn’t much I could do. We built a fleet of ships on the Hydaspes River that carried us to the coast along other Indian rivers. From there, we endured a terrible march back across the desert to Persia. No army could defeat me, but the hot, dry desert nearly finished off my troops.

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