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Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Poems of Rudyard Kipling

41. Arithmetic on the Frontier 12/31/2002
42. Army Headquarters 12/31/2002
43. Arterial 12/31/2002
44. As the Bell Clinks 12/31/2002
45. At His Execution 12/31/2002
46. Azrael's Count 12/31/2002
47. Back to the Army Again 1/3/2003
48. Ballad of Fisher's Boarding-House 1/3/2003
49. Banquet Night 12/31/2002
50. Barrack-Room Ballads 12/31/2002
51. Beast and Man in India 1/3/2003
52. Before a Midnight Breaks in Storm 1/3/2003
53. Belts 12/31/2002
54. Bill 'Awkins 12/31/2002
55. Birds Of Prey March 12/31/2002
56. Blue Roses 1/3/2003
57. Bobs 1/3/2003
58. Boots 12/31/2002
59. Bridge-Guard in the Karroo 1/3/2003
60. Brookland Road 1/3/2003

The First Chantey

Mine was the woman to me, darkling I found her;
Haling her dumb from the camp, took her and bound her.
Hot rose her tribe on our track ere I had proved her;
Hearing her laugh in the gloom, greatly I loved her.

Swift through the forest we ran; none stood to guard us,
Few were my people and far; then the flood barred us --
Him we call Son of the Sea, sullen and swollen.
Panting we waited the death, stealer and stolen.

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