Joseph Rudyard Kipling

Kim

    Антон Юркинhas quoted2 years ago
    Then Kim would join the Kentish-fire of good wishes and bad jokes, wishing the couple a hundred sons and no daughters, as the saying is.
    Антон Юркинhas quoted2 years ago
    They said: "Give him the Order of Berittish India." I carry it upon my neck now.
    Антон Юркинhas quoted2 years ago
    'The Gods, who sent it for a plague, alone know. A madness ate into all the Army, and they turned against their officers. That was the first evil, but not past remedy if they had then held their hands. But they chose to kill the Sahibs' wives and children. Then came the Sahibs from over the sea and called them to most strict account.'
    Антон Юркинhas quoted2 years ago
    He was deep in meditation, mechanically clicking his rosary.
    Антон Юркинhas quoted2 years ago
    'It is otherwise in Hind,' said Kim drily. 'Their Gods are many-armed and malignant. Let them alone.'
    Антон Юркинhas quoted2 years ago
    That is for thee to say. I am old, and a stranger—far from my own place. But that the rail-carriage fills my head with noises of devil-drums I would go in it to Benares now ...
    Антон Юркинhas quoted2 years ago
    'Yes: thus ever at the opening of a vision. A thick darkness that clears slowly; anon one enters with a broom making ready the place. Then begins the Sight. Two men—thou sayest? Ay, ay. The Sun, leaving the House of the Bull, enters that of the Twins. Hence the two men of the prophecy. Let us now consider. Fetch me a twig, little one.'
    Антон Юркинhas quoted2 years ago
    'I say,' began the money-lender, pursing his lips, 'that there is not one rule of right living which these te-rains do not cause us to break. We sit, for example, side by side with all castes and peoples.'
    Антон Юркинhas quoted2 years ago
    Kim could lie like an Oriental
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