The Phantom Rickshaw

and Other Ghost Stories

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Author: Rudyard Kipling
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,903 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.4
LoC Categories: PR, AC
Downloads: 3,215
mnybks.net#: 4146
Origin: gutenberg.org
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g-ridden. I got his manuscript before he died, and this is his version of the affair, dated 1885:

My doctor tells me that I need rest and change of air. It is not improbable that I shall get both ere long--rest that neither the red-coated messenger nor the midday gun can break, and change of air far beyond that which any homeward-bound steamer can give me. In the meantime I am resolved to stay where I am; and, in flat defiance of my doctor's orders, to take all the world into my confidence. You shall learn for yourselves the precise nature of my malady; and shall, too, judge for yourselves whether any man born of woman on this weary earth was ever so tormented as I.

Speaking now as a condemned criminal might speak ere the drop-bolts are drawn, my story, wild and hideously improbable as it may appear, demands at least attention. That it will ever receive credence I utterly disbelieve. Two months ago I should have scouted as mad or drunk the man who had dared tell me the like. Two months ago I was the hap

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.03.11
Vance P. Frickey
*****

Some of the finest short stories written in the English language. "The Phantom Rickshaw" deserves its fame; one of the few Kipling stories I note most of my friends have read. It's nearly a preternaturally good story.


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