Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Great Game (2024 and Tippecanoe Too)

   How can a man follow the Way or the Great Game when he is eternally pestered by women ?  There was that girl at the Akrola by the Ford; and there was the scullion's wife behind the dovecote -- not counting the others -- and now comes this one ! When I was a child it was well enough, but now I am a man and they will not regard me as a man.  Walnuts indeed !  Ho ! Ho !  It is almonds in the Plains !

   When everyone is dead, the Great Game is finished. Not before.

          —Rudyard Kipling, Kim (1901)

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