THE KIPLING JOURNAL


published quarterly since 1927 by The Kipling Society
(6 Clifton Road, London W9 1SS)
and sent free to all members world-wide


Volume 85 APRIL 2011 Number 341


CONTENTS

THE KIPLING SOCIETY: OFFICERS, ETC 1

EDITORIAL 3

“The Absent-minded Beggar” by Rudyard Kipling 4-5

FOLLOWING RUDYARD KIPLING’S “THE ABSENT-MINDED BEGGAR” by Dr John Lee 6-26

A SHOWER OF MONEY FOR THE RESERVIST FUND 27

KIPLING’S BULLY PULPIT: PATRIOTISM, PERFORMANCE AND PUBLICITY IN THE VICTORIAN MUSIC HALL by Prof Peter Bailey 28-41


“TO HIM of the ABSENT MIND” 42

AN IMPERIAL MEDIA EVENT: THE “ABSENT MINDED- BEGGAR” TRAVELS THE BRITISH WORLD
by Dr Simon J. Potter
43-54


THE NEW ZEALAND OBSERVER 20 January 1900 55

KIPLING AND TOMMY ATKINS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR by Prof Edward M. Spiers 56-65

SECRETARY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS 66

ANNÉE KIPLING – 2011: VERNET-LES-BAINS 67

ABOUT THE KIPLING SOCIETY 68