Kipling's famous tale of India features Kimball O'Hara, an Irish orphan raised in India. After travelling with a Tibetan lama, Kim is sent to school, but continues to travel with the lama and aids the English Secret Service. The novel is especially well-loved for its depictions of India.
“I heard thy talk in the Wonder House of all those new strange places in the Hills, and if one so old and so little - so used to truthtelling - may go out for the small matter of a river, it seemed to me that I too must go a-travelling. If it is our fate to find those things we shall find them - thou, thy River, and I, my Bull, and the strong Pillar and some other matters that I forget.”Kimball O'Hara
“there is not one rule of right living which these te-rains do not cause us to break. We sit, for example, side by side with all castes and peoples”
“but the pay is the least part of the work. From time to time, God causes men to be born - who have a lust to go abroad at the risk of their lives and discover news - today it may be of far-off things, tomorrow of some hidden mountain and the next day of some nearby men who have done a foolishness against the state. These souls are very few and of those few, not more than ten are of the best”Lurgan Sahib
“When everyone is dead, the Great Game is finished. Not before”Mahbub Ali
“We must not always delight in soft beds and rich foods”Teshoo Lama of Suchzen
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