Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II

Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II
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Rudyard Kipling. Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II

A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

IV. BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP

THE FIRST BAG

THE SECOND BAG

THE THIRD BAG

V. WEE WILLIE WINKIE

VI. THE DOVE OF DACCA

VII. THE SMOKE UPON YOUR ALTAR DIES

VIII. RECESSIONAL

IX. L'ENVOI

I. THE SING-SONG OF OLD MAN KANGAROO

II. FUZZY-WUZZY

III. THE ENGLISH FLAG

IV. THE KING

V. TO THE UNKNOWN GODDESS

VI. THE GALLEY SLAVE

VII. THE SHIP THAT FOUND HERSELF

I. A TRIP ACROSS A CONTINENT1

II. THE CHILDREN OF THE ZODIAC2

III. THE BRIDGE BUILDERS

IV. THE MIRACLES

V. OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS

VI. THE SONG OF THE WOMEN

VII. THE WHITE MAN'S BURDEN

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"When I was in my father's house, I was in a better place."

They were putting Punch to bed – the ayah and the hamal, and Meeta, the big Surti boy with the red and gold turban. Judy, already tucked inside her mosquito-curtains, was nearly asleep. Punch had been allowed to stay up for dinner. Many privileges had been accorded to Punch within the last ten days, and a greater kindness from the people of his world had encompassed his ways and works, which were mostly obstreperous. He sat on the edge of his bed and swung his bare legs defiantly.

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It was not a cheering employ, for he had to make a playful noise. At last, with infinite craft, he devised an arrangement whereby the table could be supported as to three legs on toy bricks, leaving the fourth clear to bring down on the floor. He could work the table with one hand and hold a book with the other. This he did till an evil day when Aunty Rosa pounced upon him unawares and told him that he was "acting a lie."

"If you're old enough to do that," she said – her temper was always worst after dinner – "you're old enough to be beaten."

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