At our inaugural meeting at Roseville on 24th February we had an attendance of 50, with 33 paid up members at the end of the day. We were entertained by readings and a talk by Susannah Fullerton, who told us why there should be a Rudyard Kipling society, spoke about his prose and his poetry, [...]

A Magistra’s Thesis

The following article is reprinted from the Kipling Journal (UK). It is of particular relevance remembering that the question of how we are introducing RK to younger generations was raised by a member. A Magistra’s Thesis on the Jungle books in class by David Page. Early this year I was asked by Ms. Silvia Baumgartner, [...]

A Kipling Quiz – Answers

Can you name where Rudyard Kipling used the following quotations from the King James version of the Bible? 2 Kings 8:13 Thy servant a dog Book title 1930 Esther 1:19 Laws of Medes & Persians Stalky & Co Psalms 12:2 No doubt ye are the people The Islanders Proverbs 30:19 Way of a man with [...]

Poem: The Power of the Dog

THERE is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; And when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. Buy a pup and your money will [...]