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Kipling on slingers
Jun 15th, 2009 at 6:05pm
 
http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/k/kipling/rudyard/limits/chapter19.html

(short story; read to end; not sure where Kipling got his idea that Balearic slingers could hit a charging bull's horns, but it sounds good)
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Re: Kipling on slingers
Reply #1 - Jun 16th, 2009 at 12:25pm
 
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‘Take the nuts,’ he said. ‘Tell me, is it true that those infernal Balearic slingers of yours can turn a bull by hitting him on the horns?’

‘On either horn you choose. My father farms near New Carthage. They come over to us for the summer to work. There are ten in my crew now.’


Thought I'd read all of kiplings works - but not seen that one before - thanks Smiley
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Re: Kipling on slingers
Reply #2 - Jun 16th, 2009 at 1:52pm
 
Excuse me, do you like Kipling?
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I don't know I've never Kippled  Grin
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Sorry, I can never resist the obvous classics.



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Re: Kipling on slingers
Reply #3 - Jun 17th, 2009 at 11:13pm
 
I'm with C_A on this one. Thanks for posting it

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Curious Aardvark wrote on Jun 16th, 2009 at 12:25pm:
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‘Take the nuts,’ he said. ‘Tell me, is it true that those infernal Balearic slingers of yours can turn a bull by hitting him on the horns?’

‘On either horn you choose. My father farms near New Carthage. They come over to us for the summer to work. There are ten in my crew now.’


Thought I'd read all of kiplings works - but not seen that one before - thanks Smiley

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