Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads

Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads

By

0
(0 Reviews)
Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling

Published:

1886

Pages:

157

Downloads:

1,606

Share This

Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads

By

0
(0 Reviews)

Book Excerpt

ryswith and most mean Ulysses Gunne!

WHAT HAPPENED

Hurree Chunder Mookerjee, pride of Bow Bazaar,
Owner of a native press, "Barrishter-at-Lar,"
Waited on the Government with a claim to wear
Sabres by the bucketful, rifles by the pair.

Then the Indian Government winked a wicked wink,
Said to Chunder Mookerjee: "Stick to pen and ink.
They are safer implements, but, if you insist,
We will let you carry arms wheresoe'er you list."

Hurree Chunder Mookerjee sought the gunsmith and
Bought the tubes of Lancaster, Ballard, Dean, and Bland,
Bought a shiny bowie-knife, bought a town-made sword,
Jingled like a carriage-horse when he went abroad.

But the Indian Government, always keen to please,
Also gave permission to horrid men like these--
Yar Mahommed Yusufzai, down to kill or steal,
Chimbu Singh from Bikaneer, Tantia the Bhil;

Killar Khan the Marri chief, Jowar Singh the Sikh,
Nubbee Baksh Punjabi Jat, Abdul Huq Rafiq-

More books by Rudyard Kipling

(view all)
Rosalind Tate - Time Travel, Adventure and Heroic Dogs
FEATURED AUTHOR - Rosalind Tate is the author of "The Shorten Chronicles" -- the exciting new romantic, time-travel series featuring Sophie Arundel and her dog, Charlotte. Rosalind has a tolerant husband and two utterly gorgeous dogs. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, Stranded. Please give us a short introduction to what Stranded is about. The idea came into my head a few years ago when I was watching Downton Abbey on TV. How would a modern girl cope (or not) if she found herself in a… Read more