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From Sea to Sea Letters of Travel   By: (1865-1936)

From Sea to Sea Letters of Travel by Rudyard Kipling

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FROM SEA TO SEA

From Sea to Sea Letters of Travel

By Rudyard Kipling

COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME

GARDEN CITY NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

1913

Copyright, 1899, 1907, By RUDYARD KIPLING.

PREFACE

In these two volumes I have got together the bulk of the special correspondence and occasional articles written by me for the Civil and Military Gazette and the Pioneer between 1887 1889. I have been forced to this action by the enterprise of various publishers who, not content with disinterring old newspaper work from the decent seclusion of the office files, have in several instances seen fit to embellish it with additions and interpolations.

RUDYARD KIPLING.

CONTENTS OF PART I

LETTERS OF MARQUE

I PAGE

Of the Beginning of Things. Of the Taj and the Globe trotter. The Young Man from Manchester and Certain Moral Reflections 3

II

Shows the Charm of Rajputana and of Jeypore, the City of the Globe trotter. Of its Founder and its Embellishment. Explains the Use and Destiny of the Stud bred, and fails to explain Many More Important Matters 10

III

Does not in Any Sort describe the Dead City of Amber, but gives Detailed Information about a Cotton Press 18

IV

The Temple of Mahadeo and the Manners of Such as see India. The Man by the Water troughs and his Knowledge. The Voice of the City and what it said. Personalities and the Hospital. The House Beautiful of Jeypore and its Builders 25

V

Of the Sordidness of the Supreme Government on the Revenue Side; and of the Palace of Jeypore. A Great King's Pleasure house, and the Work of the Servants of State 33

VI

Showing how her Majesty's Mails went to Udaipur and fell out by the Way 41

VII

Touching the Children of the Sun and their City, and the Hat marked Caste and their Merits, and a Good Man's Works In the Wilderness 50

VIII

Divers Passages of Speech and Action whence the Nature, Arts, and Disposition of the King and his Subjects may be observed 62

IX

Of the Pig drive which was a Panther killing, and of the Departure to Chitor 70

X

A Little of the History of Chitor, and the Malpractices of a She elephant 78

XI

Proves conclusively the Existence of the Dark Tower visited by Childe Rolande, and of "Bogey" who frightens Children 88

XII

Contains the History of the Bhumia of Jhaswara, and the Record of a Visit to the House of Strange Stories. Demonstrates the Felicity of Loaferdom, which is the Veritable Companionship of the Indian Empire, and proposes a Scheme for the Better Officering of Two Departments 100

XIII

A King's House and Country. Further Consideration of the Hat marked Caste 113

XIV

Among the Houyhnhnms 124

XV

Treats of the Startling Effect of a Reduction in Wages and the Pleasures of Loaferdom. Paints the State of the Boondi Road and the Treachery of Ganesh of Situr 134

XVI

The Comedy of Errors and the Exploitation of Boondi. The Castaway of the Dispensary and the Children of the Schools. A Consideration of the Shields of Rajasthan and Other Trifles 144

XVII

Shows that there may be Poetry in a Bank, and attempts to show the Wonders of the Palace of Boondi 158

XVIII

Of the Uncivilised Night and the Departure to Things Civilised... Continue reading book >>




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