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The Eyes Of Asia - A TROOPER OF HORSE The Eyes Of Asia - A TROOPER OF HORSE

The Eyes Of Asia - A TROOPER OF HORSE
_To the sister of the pensioned Risaldar Major Abdul Qadr Khan, at her own house behind the shrine of Gulu Shah near by the village of Korake in the Pasrur Tehsil of the Sialkot District in the Province of the Punjab. Sent out of the country of France on the 23rd of August, 1916, by Duffadar Abdul Rahman of the 132nd (Pakpattan) Cavalry--late Lambart's Horse._Mother! The news is that once only in five months I have not received a letter from you. My thoughts are always with you. Mother, put your ear down and listen to me. Do not fret; I... Short Stories - Post by : PhoenixRising - Date : April 2012 - Author : Rudyard Kipling - Read : 2200

The Eyes Of Asia - THE PRIVATE ACCOUNT The Eyes Of Asia - THE PRIVATE ACCOUNT

The Eyes Of Asia - THE PRIVATE ACCOUNT
_Scene_: Three and a half miles across the Border--Kohat way. _Time_: The edge of sunset. Single room in a stone built tower house reached by a ladder from the ground. An Afghan woman, wrapped in a red cotton quilt, squats on the floor trimming a small kerosene lamp. Her husband, an elderly Afghan with a purple dyed beard, lies on a native cot, covered by a striped blue and white cloth. He is wounded in the knee and hip. A Government rifle leans against the cot. Their son, aged twenty, kneels beside him, unfolding a letter. As the mother places the... Short Stories - Post by : ear1less - Date : April 2012 - Author : Rudyard Kipling - Read : 1529

The Eyes Of Asia - THE FUMES OF THE HEART The Eyes Of Asia - THE FUMES OF THE HEART

The Eyes Of Asia - THE FUMES OF THE HEART
_Scene. Pavilion and Dome Hospital, Brighton--1915._What talk is this, Doctor Sahib? This Sahib says he will be my letter-writer? Just as though he were a bazar letter-writer at home?... What are the Sahib's charges? Two annas? Too much! I give one.... No. No! Sahib. You shouldn't have come down so quickly. You've forgotten, we Sikhs always bargain.... Well; one anna be it. I will give a bond to pay it out of my wound-pension when I get home. Sit by the side of my bed....__This is the trouble, Sahib. My brother who holds his land and works mine, outside Amritsar City,... Short Stories - Post by : djkirk - Date : April 2012 - Author : Rudyard Kipling - Read : 665

The Eyes Of Asia - A RETIRED GENTLEMAN The Eyes Of Asia - A RETIRED GENTLEMAN

The Eyes Of Asia - A RETIRED GENTLEMAN
_From Bishen Singh Saktawut, Subedar Major, 215th Indurgurh (Todd's) Rajputs, now at Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England, this letter is sent to Madhu Singh, Sawant, Risaldar Major (retired) 146th (Dublana) Horse, on his fief which he holds under the Thakore Sahib of Pech at Bukani by the River, near Chiturkaira, Kotah, Rajputana, written in the fifth month of the year 1916, English count._Having experienced five months of this war, I became infected with fever and a strong coldness of the stomach (rupture). The doctor ordered me out of it altogether. They have also cut me with knives for a wound on my leg.... Short Stories - Post by : herasinc - Date : April 2012 - Author : Rudyard Kipling - Read : 3104

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XX - A Queer Cure The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XX - A Queer Cure

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XX - A Queer Cure
XX - A Queer CureWhen that famous doctor, Aunt Polly Woodchuck, reached Mrs. Rabbit's house, she said:"Is Jimmy worse? He ought to be almost well by this time; for mumps don't last long, as a rule.""It isn't Jimmy," Mrs. Rabbit told her. "It's the hot-water bottle! I find that it's full of holes; and I can't think how they came there."Aunt Polly put on another pair of spectacles."Let me see it!" she said. "Aha!" she exclaimed, as she looked at the hot-water bottle closely. "I thought so!" she said."What is it?" Mrs. Rabbit inquired. "I hope it's nothing catching. For just... Short Stories - Post by : walafo16 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1731

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XIX - Jimmy Grows Too Cheeky The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XIX - Jimmy Grows Too Cheeky

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XIX - Jimmy Grows Too Cheeky
XIX - Jimmy Grows Too CheekyMrs. Rabbit always tried to teach her children good manners. It was no easy matter, either, with four girls and three boys. But she was glad that she hadn't four boys and three girls, because her boys always stuffed their mouths when they ate.One day at dinner Mrs. Rabbit said:"Jimmy! Don't fill your mouth so full! If you could see how you look, with your cheeks sticking out, you'd be more careful."The first thing Mrs. Rabbit knew, Jimmy burst into tears."I haven't eaten a thing!" he said. "There's nothing in my mouth at all. I'm not... Short Stories - Post by : Deborah - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2976

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XVIII - A Dance Without Music The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XVIII - A Dance Without Music

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XVIII - A Dance Without Music
XVIII - A Dance Without MusicAs soon as Tommy Fox began to dance with the strange lady (she was really Fatty Coon, you know), he saw very quickly that she was not a good dancer at all. She kept stepping on Tommy's feet, and tripping him. And Tommy kept wishing that the music would begin, so he could stop dancing. You remember that Jimmy Rabbit had said that this was to be a dance without music, and that everybody had to be blindfolded, too.At first, Tommy Fox and his partner kept bumping into other dancers. That was natural enough, too, because... Short Stories - Post by : tyronehouston - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2425

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XVII - The Rabbits' Ball The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XVII - The Rabbits' Ball

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XVII - The Rabbits' Ball
XVII - The Rabbits' BallThe Rabbits' Ball (that was a dancing party, you know) was something to which Jimmy Rabbit had looked forward for a long time.Now, only rabbits were invited. And everybody that came was expected to wear fancy clothes, and a mask.Jimmy Rabbit had decided that he would go to the Ball dressed like one of his sisters. He thought that he could have a good deal of fun in that way. And as it happened, he was not disappointed.The night of the great Ball had come; and Jimmy Rabbit had a delightful time dancing with friends of his... Short Stories - Post by : Jasonphox - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2030

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XVI - Red Leggins The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XVI - Red Leggins

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XVI - Red Leggins
XVI - Red LegginsIt was winter. And you would naturally think that Jimmy Rabbit would be happy, there was so much snow to play in. But he wasn't. I am sorry to say that he was sulking in the house, while all his friends were out of doors, having a good time in the snow.The trouble was this: Mrs. Rabbit wouldn't let Jimmy play in the snowdrifts unless he wore his red leggins. And Jimmy just hated them. None of the other youngsters had to wear red leggins. And they made all manner of fun of Jimmy, and called him names,... Short Stories - Post by : tonyelmer - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 757

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XV - Telling Fortunes The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XV - Telling Fortunes

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XV - Telling Fortunes
XV - Telling FortunesAt the gypsies' camp Jimmy Rabbit had seen something that was very interesting. He had watched the gypsies telling fortunes. And he saw no reason why he should not become a fortune-teller himself. It looked easy enough. All you had to do was to hold the hand of the person whose fortune you were telling and say anything that came into your head. And you were paid for it, too! That was the best part of it all.As soon as he had eaten the lunch that his mother gave him, Jimmy skipped away to ask everyone he met... Short Stories - Post by : wayne51984 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 558

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XIV - Boy Lost! The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XIV - Boy Lost!

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XIV - Boy Lost!
XIV - Boy Lost!Poor Mrs. Rabbit didn't know what to do. Her son Jimmy had not been home since early morning; and she was sure he was lost. She hurried through the woods, looking for him everywhere. But not a trace of him could she find. No one had seen him.At last Mrs. Rabbit happened to meet Jasper Jay."Have you seen Jimmy?" she asked."Yes!" he said. "Right after breakfast I saw him hurrying along the road by the river. The gypsies have a camp there. And I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they had stolen him," he added very cheerfully.When... Short Stories - Post by : BackRackHosting - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1778

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XIII - Mr. Crow's Picture The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XIII - Mr. Crow's Picture

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XIII - Mr. Crow's Picture
XIII - Mr. Crow's PictureIn the woods near the foot of Blue Mountain news travels fast. Soon everybody knew that Jimmy Rabbit had become an artist. And many of the woods-people put on their best clothes and hurried to Jimmy's house, to have their pictures painted.They were disappointed when Jimmy told them all that they would have to wait."But after I've made a picture of Mr. Crow you shall each have your turn," he promised.Some of them grumbled. And Mr. Fox, especially, was very disagreeable."I was the first one here," he said. "I don't see why I should have to wait... Short Stories - Post by : pompeydas - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2736

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XII - The Strange Man The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XII - The Strange Man

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XII - The Strange Man
XII - The Strange ManA strange man had come to stay at Farmer Green's house. It was Jasper Jay who brought the news into the woods."He doesn't seem to work with Farmer Green, or the hired man, either," said Jasper. "When I first saw him he was sitting on the bank of the river, under a great, brown umbrella. But what he was doing I couldn't make out."When Jimmy Rabbit heard that, he knew at once that he wouldn't be able to sleep a wink that night unless he found out exactly what the strange man was about. So he went... Short Stories - Post by : musashi - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1974

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XI - A Slight Dispute The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XI - A Slight Dispute

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - XI - A Slight Dispute
XI - A Slight DisputeYou may have heard somewhere of Uncle Jerry Chuck. He was an old woodchuck who lived in Farmer Green's pasture. And he was known far and wide as the stingiest person in Pleasant Valley. He never paid for anything if he could possibly help it.Well, Uncle Jerry had the toothache. That was nothing new for him, either. He often had the toothache. And it was always the same tooth, too--because he had only one in his head. But he never would go and have his tooth pulled, because he simply hated the thought of paying anyone to... Short Stories - Post by : dellpro2 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2616

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - X - The Tooth Puller The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - X - The Tooth Puller

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - X - The Tooth Puller
X - The Tooth PullerJimmy Rabbit was always changing his mind about what he was going to be when he grew up. First he thought he would be a gardener, so he would always have plenty of vegetables to eat. Next he decided he would be a preacher, because, so far as he could see, they never did anything except talk--and he was sure that couldn't be very hard work. And one day he told his mother that he expected to become a tramp, so he wouldn't have to wash his face. But she soon put that idea out of his... Short Stories - Post by : Razimoth - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3222

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - IX - Playing Leap-Frog The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - IX - Playing Leap-Frog

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - IX - Playing Leap-Frog
IX - Playing Leap-FrogThere was great joy in the woods. Jimmy Rabbit had promised to teach his friends a new game. Frisky Squirrel and Billy Woodchuck, Fatty Coon and Tommy Fox, were all on hand to have their share of the fun."What's the game called?" Frisky Squirrel asked."It's leap-frog," Jimmy told him."Shucks!" said Fatty Coon. "The frog's not here yet. And we can't do anything till he comes."Jimmy Rabbit laughed."You don't need a frog to play leap-frog," he said. "Just squat down in front of me and I'll show you how it's done."Frisky Squirrel did just as Jimmy told him to... Short Stories - Post by : dpeterson - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2809

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - VIII - The Great Race The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - VIII - The Great Race

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - VIII - The Great Race
VIII - The Great RaceOn the morning of his great race with Mr. Turtle, Jimmy Rabbit was at the creek bright and early. He brought his two brothers with him, to see the fun. And he found that there were others, too, who had heard of the sport and had come to enjoy it. Frisky Squirrel was there, and Billy Woodchuck, and Fatty Coon. Then there was old Mr. Crow, who was always on hand whenever a crowd gathered. And perhaps the pleasantest and most interested of all was Tommy Fox."I hope you'll let me have a ride on your new... Short Stories - Post by : eSolutions - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1334

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - VII - A Fast Runner The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - VII - A Fast Runner

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - VII - A Fast Runner
VII - A Fast RunnerOn Blue Mountain, and in Pleasant Valley as well, there lived many fast runners. And among the swiftest was Jimmy Rabbit. But he never ran very far. Whenever he was startled he would go bounding off like the wind; but pretty soon he would stop and listen to see if anyone was following him. And if it happened to be dog Spot, he always hurried to a hollow stump, or perhaps a woodchuck's hole--or a skunk's--and hid there until Spot went away.Of course, there was some risk in going into somebody else's house. For if the owner... Short Stories - Post by : RTRIECKE - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2891

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - VI - A Narrow Escape The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - VI - A Narrow Escape

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - VI - A Narrow Escape
VI - A Narrow EscapeFrisky Squirrel had a hard time pushing the wheelbarrow home with Jimmy Rabbit on top of the load of vegetables. He puffed and groaned. And he had to stop every little while to catch his breath."You see, you're not used to wheeling a wheelbarrow," Jimmy told him. "For me, it's no trouble at all. But then, I'm stronger than you are."Now, Frisky had been almost ready to tell Jimmy that he might trundle the barrow the rest of the way. But when he heard that he made up his mind that he would get that wheelbarrow up... Short Stories - Post by : James_Albert - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2861

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - V - The New Wheelbarrow The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - V - The New Wheelbarrow

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - V - The New Wheelbarrow
V - The New WheelbarrowThere was something that Jimmy Rabbit wanted. He had teased for it for a long time. And at last, after he had almost made up his mind that he wasn't going to get it, one day to his great joy his father brought home the very thing Jimmy had begged for. It was a wheelbarrow! Jimmy Rabbit could hardly believe his eyes."Well, young man, you ought to be pretty grateful for this," Mr. Rabbit said."Yes, Father!" Jimmy answered. He picked up the handles of the wheelbarrow, and began pushing it proudly about the dooryard. "I'm going to... Short Stories - Post by : szegez - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 473