Kim

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Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901 - Boys - 460 pages
 

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Page 254 - a hundred and fifty rupees; but the pay is the least part of the work. From time to time, God causes men to be born — and thou art one of them — who have a lust to go abroad at the risk of their lives and discover news — to-day it may be of far-off things,
Page 291 - older, the power, usually, departs, but while it lasts it may descend upon a man at any moment. ' Who is Kim — Kim — Kim ?' He squatted in a corner of the clanging waitingroom, rapt from all other thoughts; hands folded in lap, and pupils contracted to pin-points. In a minute — in another half second — he
Page 41 - led to the fort-like railway station, black in the end of night; the electrics sizzling over the goodsyard where day and night they handle the heavy Northern traffic. ' This is the work of devils!' said the lama, recoiling from the hollow echoing darkness, the glimmer of rails between the masonry platforms, and the maze of girders above.
Page 163 - Sitting on wayside in grave meditation, trusting to be favoured with your Honour's applause of present step, which recommend your Honour to execute for Almighty God's sake. Education is greatest blessing if of best sorts. Otherwise no earthly use." Faith, the old man's hit the bull's-eye that time.
Page 99 - climbed up the steep incline and plunged on to the hard main road, carter reviling carter. It was equally beautiful to watch the people, little clumps of red and blue and pink and white and saffron, turning aside to go to their own villages, dispersing and
Page 51 - visionaries: as it has been from the beginning and will continue to the end. ' Um! ' said the soldier of the Loodhiana Sikhs. ' There was a Mohammedan regiment lay next to us at the Pirzai Kotal, and a priest of theirs, — he was, as I remember, a naik, — when the fit was on him,
Page 369 - that a shoulder-knot or horn of the two great lords had — ever so slightly — changed outline. At last they came into a world within a world — a valley of leagues where the high hills were fashioned of the rubble and refuse from off the knees of the mountains. Here one day's march carried them no farther, it
Page 4 - True, he knew the wonderful walled city of Lahore from the Delhi Gate to the outer Fort Ditch; was hand in glove with men who led lives , stranger than anything Haroun al Raschid dreamed of; that he lived in a life wild as that of the Arabian
Page 371 - growled there for the moment, a pitch of twelve or fifteen hundred feet gave to the moist valley where the streams gather that are the mothers of young Sutlej. As usual, the lama had led Kim by cow-track and byroad, far from the main route along which
Page 405 - the Ford; and there was the scullion's wife behind the dovecot — not counting the others — and now comes this one ! When I was a child it was well enough, but now I am a man and they will not regard me as a man. Walnuts indeed! Ho! ho! It is almonds in the plains!

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