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Unhappily for his master, as well as himself, his curiosity drew him unconsciously farther off than he intended to go.  At last, having seen the Parsee carnival wind away in the distance, he was turning his steps towards the station, when he happened to espy the splendid pagoda on Malabar Hill, and was seized with an irresistible desire to see its interior.  He was quite ignorant that it is forbidden to Christians to enter certain Indian temples, and that even the faithful must not go in without first leaving their shoes outside the door.  It may be said here that the wise policy of the British Government severely punishes a disregard of the practices of the native religions.[drew, intended, go, having, seen, was, turning, happened, espy, was, seized, see, was, is, forbidden, enter, go, leaving, be, said, punishes]
Passepartout, however, thinking no harm, went in like a simple tourist, and was soon lost in admiration of the splendid Brahmin ornamentation which everywhere met his eyes, when of a sudden he found himself sprawling on the sacred flagging.  He looked up to behold three enraged priests, who forthwith fell upon him; tore off his shoes, and began to beat him with loud, savage exclamations.  The agile Frenchman was soon upon his feet again, and lost no time in knocking down two of his long-gowned adversaries with his fists and a vigorous application of his toes; then, rushing out of the pagoda as fast as his legs could carry him, he soon escaped the third priest by mingling with the crowd in the streets.[thinking, went, was, lost, met, found, sprawling, looked, behold, fell, tore, began, beat, was, lost, knocking, rushing, carry, escaped, mingling]