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The Man Who Would Be King
     

The Man Who Would Be King

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by Rudyard Kipling
 

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The Law, as quoted, lays down a fair conduct of life, and one not easy to follow. I have been fellow to a beggar again and again under circumstances which prevented either of us finding out whether the other was worthy. I have still to be brother to a Prince, though I once came near to kinship with what might have been a veritable King and was promised the reversion

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The Law, as quoted, lays down a fair conduct of life, and one not easy to follow. I have been fellow to a beggar again and again under circumstances which prevented either of us finding out whether the other was worthy. I have still to be brother to a Prince, though I once came near to kinship with what might have been a veritable King and was promised the reversion of a Kingdom —army, law–courts, revenue and policy all complete. But, to–day, I greatly fear that my King is dead, and if I want a crown I must

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ISBN-13:
9782819922711
Publisher:
pubOne.info
Publication date:
12/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
80 KB

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Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His fiction works include The Jungle Book — a classic of children’s literature — and the rousing adventure novel Kim, as well as books of poems, short stories, and essays. In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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The Man Who Would Be King 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Rachel Ashcraft More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable short story. This was my first forray into kipling and i think i will be reading more of his work in the future. I read this after hearing about the movie. The movie closely follows the plot of this short story and i was suprised by the depth contained in this 30 page novella.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing short story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Kipling recently. His Jungle Book was good so I bought "The Man who would be King" on Nook Book. This short story is okay, but very short! I would recommend renting the movie that was made from it instead. Michael Caine, Sean Connery and Christopher Plummer are great in the movie and the screen play makes Kipling's story very entertaining!
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Slightly bent over with long flowing leaves that reach down to the ground and surrounding a small circle with a curtain. Inside is a flat rock and a small stream filled with fish.
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salemfan More than 1 year ago
too man digital artifacts, making it difficult to read - imporrible on some pages to make it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CRAP!