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Author: Rudyard Kipling
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,800 / 189 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 10,772 4131

An habitation enforced -- The recall --Garm, a hostage -- The power of the dog -- The mother hive -- The bees and the flies -- With the night mail -- The four angels -- A deal in cotton -- The new knighthood -- The puzzler -- The puzzler [poem] -- Little foxes -- Gallio's song -- The house surgeon -- The rabbi's song.

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chuckled to see them. The motives that swayed the characters were beyond their comprehension; the fates that shifted them were gods they had never met; the sidelights Mrs. Cloke threw on act and incident were more amazing than anything in the record. Therefore the Chapins listened delightedly, and blessed Mrs. Shonts.

"But why--why--why--did So-and-so do so-and-so?" Sophie would demand from her seat by the pothook; and Mrs. Cloke would answer, smoothing her knees, "For the sake of the place."

"I give it up," said George one night in their own room. "People don't seem to matter in this country compared to the places they live in. The way she tells it, Friars Pardon was a sort of Moloch."

"Poor old thing!" They had been walking round the farms as usual before tea. "No wonder they loved it. Think of the sacrifices they made for it. Jane Elphick married the younger Torrell to keep it in the family. The octagonal room with the moulded ceiling next to the big bedroom was hers. Now what did he t

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Vance P. Frickey

Worth reading and having for your Ebook library if only for the finest science-fiction story written before 1940, "With the Night Mail" (with considerable notes not in other editions of that story in and a "Stalky and Co" story which is not in the collection of that name, "The Four Angels." and do us a considerable service by making the less well-known but just as fine stories of Kipling available with a few minutes' work on the Internet (and please donate to - I have).



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