Rc – Kipling – Stalky

Rc – Kipling – Stalky – Et ego—McTurk, please—in Arcadia vixi

Por |febrero 21st, 2018|

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It was a fair, sustained, equable stroke, with a little draw to it, but what they felt most was his unfairness in stopping to talk between executions. […]

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Rc – Kipling – Stalky – 036 – Imperial Jaw

Por |mayo 3rd, 2017|

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Whatever the nature of that interview,

it did not improve either King’s or Prout’s ruffled plumes,

for, when they came out of the Head’s house, eyes noted

that the one was red and blue with emotion as to his nose,

and that the other was sweating profusely. […]

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Rc – Kipling – Stalky – 254 – Your asinine Politicals

Por |abril 19th, 2017|

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I saw his Sikhs looked a bit battered.

‘Where’s your command?

Where’s your subaltern?’ I said. […]

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Rc – Kipling – Stalky – 102 – The brutes that perish

Por |abril 16th, 2017|

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“They use the editorial ‘we,’” said King, irrelevantly. “It annoys me. ‘Where’s your prose, Corkran?’ ‘Well, sir, we haven’t quite done it yet.’ ‘We’ll bring it in a minute,’ and so on. And the same with the others.”

“There’s great virtue in that ‘we,’” said little Hartopp. “You know I take them for trig. McTurk may […]

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Rc – Kipling – Stalky – 168 – And all to be cut up by those vile Afghans

Por |enero 23rd, 2017|

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“Impossible. It will be a tight squeeze for Sandhurst this year.”
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Rc – Kipling – Stalky – The lesson of their race

Por |septiembre 9th, 2016|

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En cuanto a la serenidad,

Kipling nos dice

en «Stalky & Co.»:

They were learning,

at the expense of

a fellow-countryman,

the lesson of their race,

which is

to put away all emotion

and entrap the alien

at the proper time.

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Rc – Kipling – Stalky – It’s two to one

Por |agosto 27th, 2016|

«Beetle! You’re oppressed and insulted and bullied by King. Don’t you feel it?»

«Let me alone! I can write some more poetry about him if I am, I suppose.»

«Mad! Quite mad!» said Stalky to the visitors, as one exhibiting strange beasts. «Beetle reads an ass called Brownin’, and McTurk reads […]

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Rc – Kipling – Stalky – 157 – Moral Reformers – If I had used one half of the moral suasion you may or may not have employed—

Por |agosto 3rd, 2016|

A downward puff of smoke. «Boys educate each other, they say, more than we can or dare. If I had used one half of the moral suasion you may or may not have employed—»

«With the best motives in the world. Don’t forget our pious motives, Padre,» said M’Turk.

«I suppose […]

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Rc – Kipling – Stalky – 125 – Prout – Shibbuwichee

Por |agosto 1st, 2016|

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‘Why, we didn’t do anything,’ replied M‘Turk. ‘It was all Mr. Prout. Did you ever read a book about Japanese wrestlers? My uncle—he’s in the Navy—gave me a beauty once.’

‘Don’t try to change the subject, Turkey.’

‘I’m not, sir. I’m givin’ an illustration—same as a sermon. These wrestler-chaps have got some sort of trick that lets […]

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Rc – Kipling – Stalky – Epicene attire

Por |abril 10th, 2016|

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M’Turk, in a violet silk skirt and a coquettish blue turban,

slouched forward as one thoroughly ashamed of himself.

The Slave of the Lamp climbed down from the piano,

and dispassionately kicked him.

‘Play up, Turkey,’ he said; ‘this is serious.’

But there fell on the door the […]

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