KIM?

In the native quarters of Lahore a half-caste woman found a little white child and brought it up as her own. This boy was the son of an Irish sergeant and an Englishwoman, but he grew up as an Indian boy, speaking an Indian tongue and learning the customs and traditions of his foster-mother's people. He became acquainted with a Tibetan lama, who was in search of the River of Immortality, and roamed over India with him. In the course of their wanderings they were brought into contact with the regiment to which Kirn's father, Kimball O'Hara, had belonged. The boy was recognised and adopted by the regiment. Thanks to the benevolent lama he was placed in St. Xavier's School, and received a good education, afterwards entering the Secret Service, where his knowledge of native dialects and traditions was extremely useful. His efforts were successful in outwitting the plans of Russian, French and Afghan spies along the frontier. Kim called his work " The Great Game," thereby showing himself to be one of those wonderful Englishmen, those pioneers of Empire who take life, whether on the playing fields or on the sterner fields of duty and danger, as an exercise in sportsmanship. You will read all about him in Kipling's masterpiece -" Kim."