The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling Volume 14

The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... ambulance as he did so, and the two turned over together in the toils of the never-sufficiently-to-be-advertised copper wire. "Laddie," he gasped, his speech returning, "have I a legal remedy?" "I will go and look for one," I said, and, departing, found two policemen, whom I told that daylight had surprised a burglar in Brook Green while he was stealing lead from an empty house. Perhaps they had better take care of that bootless thief. He seemed to be in difficulties. I led the way to the spot, and behold! in the splendour of the dawning, the ambulance, wheels uppermost, was walking down the muddy road on two stockinged feet--was shuffling to and fro in a quarter of a circle whose radius was copper wire, and whose centre was the bell-plate of the empty house. Next to the amazing ingenuity with which Brugglesmith had contrived to lash himself under the ambulance, the thing that appeared to impress the constables most was the fact of the St. Clement Danes ambulance being at Brook Green, Hammersmith. They even asked me, of all the people in the world, whether I knew anything about it. s(c s sfs fc sfc sfc C JQl They extricated him; not without pain and dirt. He explained that he was repelling boarding-attacks by a "Hattle Gardle buggle " who had sold his house, wife, and family. As to the bellwire, he offered no explanation, and was borne off shoulder-high between the two policemen. Though his feet were not within six inches of the ground, they paddled swiftly, and I saw that in his magnificent mind he was running--furiously running. Sometimes I have wondered whether he wished to find me. AN ERROR IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION AN ERROR IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION Before he was thirty, he more

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