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Kim

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: [Belle Fourche] : NuVision Publications, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kim is Kimball O'Hara, a white Irish boy, whose father was a soldier in the Irish regiment stationed in Lahore, India. Kim was orphaned and grew up on the streets of Lahore. He is being looked after by a half-caste woman who is, in all probability, a prostitute. His skin is burnt black, and he lives like a low-caste Hindu street delinquent. He never learned to read or write or speak English very well but is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Spy stories
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rudyard Kipling
ISBN: 1595472444 9781595472441
OCLC Number: 56554660
Notes: Title from eBook information screen.
Details: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1146 KB).
Responsibility: Rudyard Kipling.

Abstract:

Kim is Kimball O'Hara, a white Irish boy, whose father was a soldier in the Irish regiment stationed in Lahore, India. Kim was orphaned and grew up on the streets of Lahore. He is being looked after by a half-caste woman who is, in all probability, a prostitute. His skin is burnt black, and he lives like a low-caste Hindu street delinquent. He never learned to read or write or speak English very well but is streetsmart and perceptive and has given up a normal life with his recruitment as a spy in the British Secret Service. The story begins when Kim meets an old Tibetan, Teshoo lama, who wanders into Lahore to look for Buddhist artifacts which might be useful to him as he searches to find the river which resulted from an arrow shot by Buddha and which washes away sin, but the location is undisclosed. Because both are in search of their identities, they join together in their journey. Kim assumes the role of the lama's disciple which gives him an excuse to travel across India and...

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