Series: Life's Handicap

Subtitled ‘Being Stories of Mine Own People’, Kipling wrote that these tales are ‘from all places and all sorts of people’.

The Wandering Jew

'If you go once round the world in an easterly direction, you gain one day,' said the men of science to John Hay. In after years John Hay went east, west, north, and south, transacted business, made love, and begat a family, as have done many men, and the scientific information above recorded lay ...

Through The Fire

The Policeman rode through the Himalayan forest, under the moss-draped oaks, and his orderly trotted after him. 'It's an ugly business, Bhere Singh,' said the Policeman. 'Where are they?' 'It is a very ugly business,' said Bhere Singh; 'and as for THEM, they are, doubtless, now frying in a ...

The Finances Of The Gods

The evening meal was ended in Dhunni Bhagat's Chubara and the old priests were smoking or counting their beads. A little naked child pattered in, with its mouth wide open, a handful of marigold flowers in one hand, and a lump of conserved tobacco in the other. It tried to kneel and make obeisance to ...
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