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The Man Who Would Beking

By Kipling, Rudyard

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Book Id: WPLBN0000651226
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 168.91 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Man Who Would Beking  
Author: Kipling, Rudyard
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Excerpt: 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 go hunt it for myself.


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