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The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling (Volume 1); Plain Tales from the Hills (Paperback) Loot Price: R403
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The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling (Volume 1); Plain Tales from the Hills (Paperback): Rudyard Kipling
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: MISS YOUGHAL'S SAIS When Man and Woman are agreed, what can the Kazi do ? Proverb. Some people say that there is no romance in India. Those people are wrong. Our lives hold quite as much romance as is good for us. Sometimes more. Strickland?yas in the Police, and people did not understand him; so they said he was a doubtful sort of man and passed by on the other side. Strickland had himself to thank for this. He held the extraordinary theory that a Policeman in India should try to know as much about the natives as the natives themselves. Now, in the whole of Upper India, there is only one man who can pass for Hindu or Mahommedan, hide-dresser or priest, as he pleases. He is feared and respected by the natives from the Ghor Kathri to the Jamma Mus- jid; and he is supposed to have the gift of invisibility and executive control over many Devils. But this has done him no good in the eyes of the Indian Government. Strickland was foolish enough to take that man for his model; and, following out his absurd theory, dabbled in unsavourypj.aces no respectable manwould think of exploring ? all among the native riff-raff. He educated himself in this peculiar way for seven years, and people could not appreciate it. He was perpetually going Fantee among natives, which, of course, no man with any sense believes in. He was initiated into the Sat Ehai at Allahabad once, when he was on leave; he knew the Lizzard-Song of the Sansis, and the Hdlli-Hukk dance, which is a religious can-can of a startling kind. When a man knows who dance the Hdlli-Hukk, and how, and when, and where, he knows something to be proud of. He has gone deeper than the skin. But Strickland was not proud, though he had helped once, at Jagadhri, at the Painting of the Death Bull, which no Englishman must even l...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Rudyard Kipling
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 74
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-61878-6
Barcode: 9780217618786
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LSN: 0-217-61878-2

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