The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling, Volume 3, Part 2

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Page 406 - There was a little pause, but the man sprung to his feet and answered without hesitation, " The Queen, God bless her ! " and as he emptied the thin glass he snapped the shank between his fingers. Long and long ago, when the Empress of India was a young woman and there were no unclean ideals in the land, it was the custom...
Page 399 - Therefore perhaps we will come again if it be so ordained." (" Hear ! Hear, hear, indeed ! Bravo ! Hsh ! ") " Then we will play you afresh " (" Happy to meet you "), " till there are left no feet upon our ponies. Thus far for sport.
Page 391 - As an Oriental he is charming. It is only when he insists upon being treated as the most easterly of western peoples instead of the most westerly of easterns that he becomes a racial anomaly extremely difficult to handle.
Page 516 - Some talk of Alexander, And some of Hercules ; Of Hector and Lysander, And such great names as these...
Page 393 - Asia should begin. That was unsatisfactory, because Asia is not going to be civilised after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old. You cannot reform a lady of many lovers, and Asia has been insatiable in her flirtations aforetime. She will never attend Sunday school or learn to vote save with swords for tickets. Dirkovitch knew this as well as any one else, but it suited him to talk special-correspondently and to make himself as genial as he could. Now and then he volunteered...
Page 519 - It detached the enemy from his base as a sponge is torn from a rock, and left him ringed about with fire in that pitiless plain.
Page 398 - Queen," and Little Mildred from the bottom of the table answered : "The Queen, God bless her!" and the big spurs clanked as the big men heaved themselves up and drank the Queen, upon whose pay they were falsely supposed to pay their mess-bills.
Page 412 - Seventy millions — get away, you old people," fell asleep. " Sweet, and to the point," said Little Mildred. " What's the use of getting wroth? Let's make the poor devil comfortable." But that was a matter suddenly and swiftly taken from the loving hands of the White Hussars. The lieutenant had returned only to go away again three days later, when the wail of the " Dead March " and the tramp of the squadrons told the wondering station, that saw no gap in the table, an officer of the regiment had...
Page 396 - Cossack officer, which is as full as a dressing-gown, and was introduced to the Lushkars, and opened his eyes as he regarded them. They were lighter men than the Hussars, and they carried themselves with the swing that is the peculiar right of the Punjab frontier force and all irregular horse. Like everything else in the service, it has to be learned; but, unlike many things, it is never forgotten, and remains on the body till death. The great beam-roofed mess-room of the White Hussars was a sight...
Page 404 - Little Mildred filled a sherry-glass with the brandy and thrust it over to the man. He drank, and the tune rose louder, and he straightened himself yet more. Then he put out his longtaloned hands to a piece of plate opposite and fingered it lovingly. There was a mystery connected with that piece of plate, in the shape of a spring which converted what was a seven branched candlestick, three springs on each side and one in the middle, into a sort of wheel-spoke candelabrum.

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