To: "Sam Sloan" email@example.com
Subject: Re: Reward for Sam Sloan
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 00:56:48 -0500
Just spoke to an old friend, Noor Mohammad Khan of Peshawar.
He recalled that he originally heard about you when we rode through Hunza, bound for Peshawar, that would have been late 1982.
Of the wanted poster, he knew nothing, except what I had originally told him. But he did seem to recall that he also heard about you down in Rawalpindi, later that same year, the usual story that you had taken some innocent mountain girl to New York, etc.
After I sent my last email, I recalled that the government man who opened the reward poster admitted that if I had been Sam Sloan that he would have arrested me on the spot. I also recall that short of taking out my passport, I had to convince him pretty strongly that I was who I claimed to be.
After racking my brain I can't recall much more about the wanted poster - except that it was written in English - listed both your names Sam & Ismael - said you "claimed" to be a Muslim - gave some brief details about how you were wanted for taking Hunzagool to the USA - said you were either believed to be in the area or liable to return once again because you were supposedly searching for another native girl to "marry".
48 hours later I was almost dead myself, so I didn't have any time to even recall this odd episode for until many years later.
I have diaries from that horse trip. Unfortunately by this time on the trip I was taking very few notes. However I will take a look in these notes for any references to you, etc, and let you know.
Hope this has been of some small help.
You didn't ask, but I will suggest anyway, that I don't think you could go back up there without encountering some severe problems, legally and physically.
Besides our travel trails crossing, I also share the unfortunate pleasure, like you, of having been imprisoned over there. My own vacation in the cross-bar hotel was in Pindi, not Kabul.
But I don't suggest any time in a Pakistani prison, no matter where it is.
CuChullaine O'Reilly a.k.a. Asadullah Khan