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The Collected Works of Rudyard Kipling: The Jungle Books/Volume 11 of a 28 Volume Set Isbn 0404037402


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ISBN 10: 0404037518 / ISBN 13: 9780404037512
Published by Ams Pr, 1941
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Title: The Collected Works of Rudyard Kipling: The ...

Publisher: Ams Pr

Publication Date: 1941

Book Condition:Good

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Excerpt: ... A BANK FRAUD He drank strong waters and his speech was coarse; He purchased raiment and forbore to pay; He stuck a trusting junior with a horse, And won Gymkhanas in a doubtful way. Then, 'twixt a vice and folly, turned aside To do good deeds and straight to cloak them, lied. -- The Mess Room. If Reggie Burke were in India now, he would resent this tale being told; but as he is in Hongkong and won't see it, the telling is safe. He was the man who worked the big fraud on the Sind and Sialkote Bank. He was manager of an up-country Branch, and a sound practical man with a large experience of native loan and insurance work. He could combine the frivolities of ordinary life with his work, and yet do well. Reggie Burke rode anything that would let him get up, danced as neatly as he rode, and was wanted for every sort of amusement in the Station. As he said himself, and as many men found out rather to their surprise, there were two Burkes, both very much at your service. 'Reggie Burke,' between four and ten, ready for anything from a hot-weather gymkhana to a riding-picnic, and, between ten and four, 'Mr. Reginald Burke, Manager of the Sind and Sialkote Branch Bank.' You might play polo with him one afternoon and hear him express his opinions when a man crossed; and you might call on him next morning to raise a two-thousand-rupee loan on a five-hundredpound insurance policy, eighty pounds paid in premiums. He would recognise you, but you would have some trouble in recognising him. The Directors of the Bank -- it had its headquarters in Calcutta and its General Manager's word carried weight with the Government -- picked their men well. They had tested Reggie up to a fairly severe breakingstrain. They trusted him just as much as Directors ever trust Managers. You must see for yourself whethe...

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Nobel prize-winning writer Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, but returned with his parents to England at the age of five. Influenced by experiences in both India and England, Kipling s stories celebrate British imperialism and the experience of the British soldier in India. Amongst Kipling s best-known works are The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and the poems Mandalay and Gunga Din. Kipling was the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel prize for literature (1907) and was amongst the youngest to receive the award. Kipling died in 1936 and is interred in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey.

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