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GUNGA DIN by Rudyard Kipling

I was chokin’ mad with thirst, An’ the man that spied me first Was our good old grinnin’, gruntin’ Gunga Din. ’E lifted up my ’ead, An’ he plugged me where I bled, An’ ’e guv me ’arf-a-pint o’ water green. It was crawlin’ and it stunk, But of all the drinks I’ve drunk, I’m […]

GUNGA DIN by Rudyard Kipling

When I was a young boy, I loved the movie GUNGA DIN. The hero was an outcast water-boy. The lowest of the low in the ranks of the British Empire, but Rudyard Kipling recognized their worth to a man dying of thirst and wrote the following poem. GUNGA DIN BY RUDYARD KIPLING You may talk […]

Kill For The Sake Of Cali

GUNGA DIN was one of my favorite movies as a child. The cinematic version of Rudyard Kipling’s poem about an untouchable bisthi or water carrier had elephants, fakirs, religious fanatics, comedy, thrills, and the horror of the Thuggees, who killed the innocent for their multi-armed goddess, Cali.