Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), “The Jungle Book”, 1894 was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Here I present: Rudyard Kipling, “Kim”, 1901 which was an Anglo-India story. The story characters (shown ABOVE) are:
- Kimball O’hara, 13 year-old, orphan boy protagonist character.
- Teshoo Lama, foil character Tibet lama on a spiritual journey.
- Mahbub Ali.
- Colonel Creight.
- Lurgan Sahib.
- Kulu Sahiba.
- Hurree Babu.
The book consists of 15 “untitled” chapters that are BELOW.
Chapter #. First Sentence.
#1. “He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher the Wonder House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum.”
#2. “They entered the fort-like railway station, black in the end of night; the electrics sizzling over the yard where they handle the heavy Northern grain-traffic.”
#3. “Behind them an angry farmer brandished a bamboo pole.”
#4. “Then, lowering their voices, they spoke together.”
#5. “Once more the lazy, string-tied, shuffling procession got under way, and she slept till they reached the next halting-stage.”
#6. “Very early in the morning the white tents came down and disappeared as the Mavericks took a side road to Umballa.”
#7. “In the afternoon the red-faced schoolmaster told Kim that he had been ‘struck off the strength,’ which conveyed no meaning to him till he was ordered to go away and play.”
# 8. “Then in God’s Name take blue for red, said Mahbub, alluding to the Hindu colour of Kim’s disputable turban.”
#9. “Kim flung himself whole-heartedly upon the next turn of the wheel.”
#10. “Lurgan Sahib did not use as direct speech, but his advice tallied with Mahbub’s; and the upshot was good for Kim.”
#11. “Followed a sudden natural reaction.”
#12. “I have found my heart again, said E.23, under cover of the platform’s tumult.”
#13. “Who goes to the Hills goes to the mother.”
#14. “At moonrise the cautious coolies got under way.”
#15. Two hundred miles north of Chini, on the blue shale of Ladakh, lies Yankling Sahib, the merry-minded man, spy-glassing wrathfully across the ridges for some sign of pet tracker – a man from Aochung.”
Here I presented: Rudyard Kipling, “Kim”, 1901 which was an Anglo-India story.
The story opens with the protagonist, Kim, sitting astride a great cannon “in defiance of municipal orders in Lahore, British India. At 13 years old, Kim is confident, adventuresome, and whimsical, exuding a boyish charisma that endures him to those he meets.
Teshoo Lama is a Tibetan lama (and the foil character) the former abbot of the Such-zen monastery in the western Himalayas on a spiritual journey.
Kimball O’Hara and Teshoo Lama pair up in the story of their travelogue across the British Raj. The 1950 film “Kim” is an adaptation of the “Kim”, 1901 novel.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) six years after publication of “Kim”, 1901 won the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. Rudyard Kipling is known as a poet and children’s short story writer.