[Scribner's] Stories by English Authors On the Orient

[Scribner's] Stories by English Authors On the Orient
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THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, Rudyard KiplingTAJIMA, Miss MitfordA CHINESE GIRL GRADUATE, R. K. DouglasTHE REVENGE OF HER RACE, Mary BeaumontKING BILLY OF BALLARAT, Morley RobertsTHY HEART'S DESIRE, Netta Syrett

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at Marwar Junction, and say to him, 'He has gone South for the week.' He'll know what that means. He's a big man with a red beard, and a great swell he is. You'll find him sleeping like a gentleman with all his luggage round him in a Second-class apartment. But don't you be afraid. Slip down the window and say, 'He has gone South for the week,' and he'll tumble. It's only cutting your time of stay in those parts by two days. I ask you as a stranger--going to the West," he said, with emphasis.

"Where have /you/ come from?" said I.

"From the East," said he, "and I am hoping that you will give him the message on the Square--for the sake of my Mother as well as your own."

Englishmen are not usually softened by appeals to the memory of their mothers; but for certain reasons, which will be fully apparent, I saw fit to agree.

"It's more than a little matter," said he, "and that's why I asked you to do it--and now I know that I can depend on you doing it. A Second- class carriage at Marwar Junction, and

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