n Without Prejudice - The view from down under - Kipling moments : lifestyle




Rudyard Kipling is not widely read these days - does anyone read him? Kipling's poetry attracts little attention, his prose even less - the Jungle Book has gone the way of the Wolf Cubs and Baden-Powell's code of Scout's Honour into the remaindered basket of history. Akela is a stuffed grey head on the wall of a golf club bar in Dayton, Ohio; Shere Khan participates in the endangered species breeding programme at Amsterdam zoo; Mowgli is the proprietor of a well-patronised curry-house in Bradford, England.


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