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The Considerate Queen
When the young Aga Khan visited London in 1898 he was
presented to Queen Victoria, and found her cultural sensitivity deeply touching.
by Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III 1877-1957
Kitty Beighton enters an archery contest where the prize is one very beautiful bracelet and one very ugly Commissioner.
by Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936
Myths and Legends
A Fatal Slip
Prince Agib hears the tale of a boy confined to an underground chamber for forty days, and dismisses it as superstition.
by Andrew Lang 1844-1912
Kim and the Art of Begging
A street urchin of Lahore takes it on himself to provide a naive Tibetan monk with a hot meal.
Kim O’Hara starts his apprenticeship as a British spy with a little competition.
The King of the Banyan Deer
The lord of Benares is so partial to venison that fields
lie fallow and marketplaces stand empty while his people catch deer for him.
by Clay Lane based on a story from The Jataka Tales 4th century BC
The Copy Book
Think and Speak