Rc – Kipling – Kim

Rc – Kipling – Kim – ### – Where’s a street-beggar to raise three hundred rupees?

Por |febrero 25th, 2017|

Kim saw nothing
save a vision of the lama
going south in a train
with none to beg for him.

– Like most people,
I’m going to temporise.
If your friend sends the money
from Benares—Powers of Darkness below,
where’s a street-beggar to raise
three hundred rupees?

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Rc – Kipling – Kim – Acquire merit

Por |enero 1st, 2016|

He was already sufficiently startled by a letter from the Temple of the Tirthankars at Benares, enclosing a native banker’s note of hand for three hundred rupees, and an amazing prayer to ‘Almighty God’. The lama would have been more annoyed than the priest had he known how the bazar letter-writer had translated […]

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Rc – Kipling – Kim – General misinformation

Por |enero 1st, 2016|

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[…] he ran to the bazar, and found the young letter-writer to whom he owed a stamp.

‘Now I pay,’ said Kim royally, ‘and now I need another letter to be written.’

‘Mahbub Ali is in Umballa,’ said the writer jauntily.

He was, by virtue of his office, a bureau […]

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Rc – Kipling – Kim – Kayeth

Por |enero 1st, 2016|

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Kim danced with impatience when the slim young Kayeth hove in sight. As soon as his voice could carry he cursed him volubly.

‘First I will take my pay,’ the letter-writer said. ‘Bad words have made the price higher. But who art thou, dressed in that fashion, to speak in this fashion?’

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Rc – Kipling – Kim – I have never pestered Them with prayers

Por |enero 1st, 2016|

The men of the old days—they are now Commissioners—come riding to me through the crops—high upon horses so that all the village sees—and we talk out the old skirmishes, one dead man’s name leading to another.’

‘And after?’ said the lama.

‘Oh, afterwards they go away, but not before my village […]

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Rc – Kipling – Kim – A fearful man

Por |diciembre 30th, 2015|

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‘I tell you, I am fearful man, but, somehow or other, the more fearful I am the more dam’-tight places I get into. So I was glad you came with me to Chini, and I am glad Mahbub was close by. The old lady she is sometimes very rude to me and my […]

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Rc – Kipling – Kim – Indian food

Por |octubre 4th, 2015|

Hace muchos años, Kipling me contó que a Kim…

… se le hacía la boca agua al pensar en […]

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Rc – Kipling – Kim – Money-lender

Por |septiembre 22nd, 2015|

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Very many Sahibs travel along the Kalka road; and, as Mahbub Ali says,

every young Sahib must needs esteem himself a judge of a horse,

and, though he be over head in debt to the money-lender, must make as if to buy.

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Juan Manuel Grijalvo – Oxonmoot 2013 – A report – JRRT

Por |julio 28th, 2015|

 

Amon Hen,  244  –  November 2013

Mae govannen!

I should introduce […]

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Juan Manuel Grijalvo – Kim, de Kipling

Por |junio 7th, 2015|

Ultima Hora, FDS, 15 de marzo de 2002

Hace tiempo que eso que llaman «cultura occidental» descubrió eso otro que llaman «espiritualidad oriental». Como con tantos términos genéricos, convendría empezar definiendo lo que yo creo que son esas dos cosas. […]