A Kipling Dictionary

by W. Arthur Young
and John H McGivering



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B Company Mulvaney's company (q.v.).

Baa Baa, Black Sheep the second story in Wee Willie Winkie which tells of the two small children, Punch and Judy, who are brought home from India and placed in the care of Antirosa and Uncle Harry. (See Carrington, pp. 14 ff.)

Babcock Tertius a twelve-year-old boy who was beaten by Mullins for missing a game of rugger. "Regulus".

Baboon, the the hairy uncle of "The Elephant's Child".

Babu see Hurree Chunder Mookerjee ; another deserts his post to give D'Cruze "His Chance in Life"; two others frequented "The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows", and another appears in "The Ballad of Boh Da Thone".

Babu Durga Charan Laha a subordinate in Trewinnard's department. "A Supplementary Chapter".

Baby, a see "The Cat that Walked by Himself".

"Back to the Army Again" the time-expired soldier enlists again under an assumed name.

Bacon, Roger appears in "The Eye of Allah".

Bad Men, they nearly carry off Miss Allardyee and "Wee Willie Winkie".

Badalia see Herodsfoot.

Baeticus captain of the Spanish wheat-boat. "The Manner of Men".

Bagal-Deasin Gadsby's commanding officer who fell at Amdheran. "The Swelling of Jordan".

Baggage-Camel he does not mind fighting in a square but is afraid of nightmares. "Her Majesty's Servants".

Baggs a doctor. "His Brother's Keeper".

Bagheera the cunning black panther who befriends Mowgli in the Jungle Books.

Bahadur Khan murdered his master. "The Return of Imray". See also "The Story of a King".

Bahadur Shah 'a jesting dog without teeth'. "One View of the Question". Also, the baggage elephant who gave the author "Toomai of the Elephants".

Bai-Jove Judson see "Judson and the Empire".

Bailiff o' the Marshes marsh fever. "Dymchurch Flit".

Baker the Inspector/Whip in "Little Foxes".

Bakri Scott see Scott.

Baktawri see "The Cow-House Jirga".

Balance see "The Children of the Zodiac".

Bald a leech or doctor known to Guthrum. "The Knights of the Joyous Venture".

Balder a pagan god; see Wotan.

Baldy name given to a British gun by Zigler. "The Captive".

Balestier, Wolcott Kipling's brother-in-law and collaborator on The Naulahka.

Balkis Solomon's most beautiful queen (the Queen of Sheba). "The Butterfly that Stamped".

"Ballad of Boh Da Thone, The" the Burma War of 1883-5. The Boh shot Captain O'Neil in the arm; while suffering in hospital. The Captain said, 'I'd give a hundred to look at his head!' The Babu who heard it fell by chance on top of the Boh, who raided the cart he was in, and killed him, sending the head to O'Neil V.P.P. (C.O.D.), much to the surprise of his wife. When the child she was expecting arrived she had a Boh's head erased on her shoulder! (Durand, p. 51.)

"Ballad of Burial, A" the poet pleads to be buried in the Hills as he could not stand the heat of the Plains; he begs whoever attends to it to have three days' leave as well.

"Ballad of East and West, The" Kamal the Border thief, meets the Colonel's son who has gone to recover his father's mare. Kamal is impressed by the boy's bravery and returns the mare, together with his own son who is to join the Guides.

"Ballad of Fisher's Boarding-House, The" a low waterside haunt of nasty characters and their women. Hans, a Dane, is stabbed and Anne of Austria loots a silver crucifix that was the gift of his girl. (Durand, p. 11.)

"Ballad of Minepit Shaw, The" two poachers are saved from Lord Pelham's keepers and bloodhounds by falling into Minepit Shaw. There is some doubt as to the identity of the other man they meet - is he a poacher, or what? Rewards and Fairies.

"Ballad of the "Bolivar", The' seven men take a rotten ship safely to Bilbao, the impression being that she was intended to sink so that the owners could draw the insurance. (Durand, p. 61.)

"Ballad of the Cars, The" motoring and death; how a stolen kiss or a drink too many can be fatal.

"Ballad of the Clampherdown, The" She was out-gunned by an enemy cruiser, but took her by boarding, and her crew 'stood out to sweep the sea' in the captured vessel as Clampherdown sank. (Durand, p. 59.) Part of the poem is quoted over Chapter 10 of Beast and Man in India.

"Ballad of the King's Jest, The" Wali Dad warned the King of a Russian invasion, and was sent up a tree to keep watch; on the seventh day without sleep he fell on to the bayonets of the guard. (Durand, p. 45.)

"Ballad of the King's Mercy, The" the cruelty of Abdhur Rahman to the Captain of his Guard. (Durand, p. 42.)

"Ballad of the Red Earl, The" events in Ireland at the end of the nineteenth century and how they might be considered treason.

"Ballade of Jakko Hill, A" a dainty idyll of leave and love at Simla.

Ballard the gunsmith. "What Happened".

Ballart, Martin mentally deranged following service in the 1914 war. Cured by the laughter when two boys and Falloux were caught by the Priest's umbrella. "The Miracle of Saint Jubanus".

Baloo the brown bear from whom the cubs and Mowgli learn the Law of the Jungle in the Jungle Books.

Baltic, the a vessel in "The Rhyme of the Three Sealers".

Bamboo a polo pony. "The Maltese Cat".

Bancoora a ship piloted by Dearsley. "An Unqualified Pilot".

Band-Sergeant he catches the drum-horse with the skeleton. "The Rout of the White Hussars".

Bandar-Log the Monkey-People despised by the Pack. Some of their activities when they get hold of Mowgli are set forth in "Kaa's Hunting".

Bandikui mentioned in "The Bold 'Prentice".

Bandmaster appears in "The Drums of the Fore and Aft".

Bandoorah a ship piloted by McEwan. "An Unqualified Pilot".

Bangs, Lieutenant-General 'A most immoral man'. "A Code of Morals".

Banjo see "The Song of the Banjo".

"Bank Fraud, A" the twenty-fourth story in Plain Tales from the Hills. Reggie Burke a two-sided man - very austere in banking hours, the reverse at other times - is saddled with Silas Riley, an accountant with a very good opinion of himself, a very narrow outlook and no sense of humour. Riley is dying of a lingering illness; Burke does his best to keep him happy until the end.

Bannister captain of the Breslau and later of the Grotkau. "Bread upon the Waters".

"Banquet Night" a Masonic poem; King Solomon and his craftsmen banquet beneath the Throne. Debits and Credits

Barald his book on The Theory of Vertices is quoted. "With the Night Mail".

`Barbarian, The' sub-head to ch. 1, France at War.

Barber Brady the Mavericks' nickname for their Irish Major. "The Mutiny of the Mavericks."

Barnabas, Gunner see "The Likes of Us" and "The Opinions of Gunner Barnabas".

Barnabas, St. the church that Hal o' the Draft restored was dedicated to him, and he appears in person in "The Church that was at Antioch".

Barnes at the Coll. with Stalky & Co. See also Wade.

Barney see Peg Barney.

Baron, The verse over "The Return of Imray".

Baron of Luni one of the names of Udai Chand, Lord of the Desert of Bikaneer and King of the Jungle. "The Last Suttee".

Barons various historical characters appear with Sir Richard Dalyngridge in the Puck stories.

Barr-Saggott, Anthony a Commissioner and one of the ugliest men ever seen. "Cupid's Arrows".

Barrack-room Ballads The first major collection of Kipling's verse to be published.

Barraclough, Rev. Amos Learoyd's rival for Liza Roantree. "On Greenhow Hill".

Barrel-Belly, Old one of Mulvaney's names for Grambags. "My Lord the Elephant".

Barrett, Jack see "The Story of Uriah".

Barton, Sir Andrew pirate and gun-runner. "Hal o' the Draft". Another Barton appears in Kim.

Bashkais a tribe in "The Man who would be King".

Basket-Hanger King is so called in "Slaves of the Lamp, pt. 1."

Basset-Holmes senior captain in the White Hussars. "The Man who Was".

Bat, a carries news of the Man and Woman to "The Cat that Walked by Himself". See also Mang.

Bates nickname for the Head at the Coll. in Stalky & Co. He is sometimes known as 'Bates Sahib' and 'The Prooshian Bates'.

Bates, Miss see Molyneux, Sister.

Bath Humberstall was in hospital there in 1916. "The Janeites". It is also referred to, as Aquae Sulis, in some of the Puck stories.

"Bathurst, Mrs." the tenth story in Traffics and Discoveries.. The narrator, with Inspector Hooper, meets Pyecroft and Pritchard ; they discuss the desertion of Vickery. Pritchard links him with the lady of the title who kept a public-house at Hauraki, near Auckland. Pyecroft, who knows and admires her, will not believe anything bad of her and relates how he had several runs ashore with Vickery in Cape Town, where they saw a film of a train arriving in Paddington with Mrs. Bathurst in the picture. Vickery maintained that she had gone to England to look for him and is obviously not quite right in his mind. He then has a private interview with his captain and is sent up-country to Bloemfontein, where he loads some ammunition into railway-trucks and disappears. Hooper then relates how he recently found two bodies that had been struck by lightning in a burnt teak-forest. One is obviously Vickery, the other is unknown; the whereabouts of Mrs. Bathurst is not cleared up.

Batten, Polly quarrelled with Mrs. Ashcroft at Smalldene over her husband, Jim. "The Wish House".

Battery-Sergeant-Major falls foul of Macklin. "The Janeites". Others appear in various Army stories.

Battle of Rupert Square, The an uncollected story in vol. xxix of the Sussex Edition. A man having the appearance of a mariner has a quarrel with a cab-driver, gets into the cab, and a running fight takes place, the cabby lashing at the passenger with his whip, and the passenger hitting the cabby with a walking-stick through the hatch. The driver finally tries to fill the cab with water at a hydrant, but the passenger escapes and the cab is wrecked. They are brothers.

`Battle Spectacle and a Review' ch. 3, France at war.

Baviaan see "How the Leopard got his Spots".

Baxter a cousin of Duckett's Acting-Sub who landed in All the Pelungas in an air-craft and had a very good time before he rejoined his ship. "A Flight of Fact". He is probably no relation to `Beloo' Baxter, mentioned in the same story, who was tattooed all over.

Baxter, John M. M. solicitor and cousin to the Misses Moultrie. "The House Surgeon."

Bayley, Colonel known as `Boy' in "The Army of a Dream". Others in the story are Devine, his second-in-command, Luttrell, Burgard, Verschoyle (who is an old school-fellow of the narrator), Kyd Harrison, Pigeon, Burden, Morten, Purvis, Matthews and some schoolchildren (including Alf Marden and blue breeches) whose masters are Cameron and Levitt. Colonel Ramsey spends 600 per annum on his corps.

Baynes Sahib his orderly, Attar Singh, borrowed his revolver to aid the settlement of a feud. "In the Presence".

Bazar Dhulip, A the story of the trouble that followed "The Cow-House Jirga".

Bazar Sergeant one is involved, with his son, in "The Drums of the Fore and Aft".

Bazar Woman, a has plenty of money, but frequents "The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows".

B.C.S. the Big Calcutta Stink. "The City of Dreadful Night".

`Be well assured that on our side' "A Song in Storm".

Beadons, the one of the four families who served India for generations. "The Tomb of his Ancestors".

Beagle-Boy the foxhound who mis-behaved himself. "Little Foxes".

"'Beaking" in a Gale' sub-head to ch. 5, A Fleet in Being.

Bearer, a he comes up-country with young Chinn but is sent off by Bukta. "The Tomb of his Ancestors". Others appear in the Indian stories from time to time.

Beartup, Billy tenant of Griffon's. "An Habitation Enforced".

Beast and Man in India a popular sketch of Indian animals in their relations with the people, by John Lockwood Kip-ling, C.I.E. (Macmillan, 1891), Rudyard Kipling's father, illustrator of Kim.. The son contributed some verse.

Beast, the the wolf in "The Knife and the Naked Chalk". See Tyr, "The Song of the Men's Side" and "The Mark of the Beast".

`Beat off in our last fight, were we?' verse over ch. 13, The Naulahka.

Beaters one is King Harold. "The Tree of Justice".

Beautiful young man in the dust he is also mad. "Hunting a Miracle".

'Beauty of Battleships, The' note 6, A Fleet in Being.

Beauty Spots the eleventh story in Limits and Renewals. Walter Gravell, a chemist, and his son James (Jemmy)have a busybody - Major Kniveat - as a neighbour. Gravell senior adds chemicals to a dell adjoining the road to encourage plants; the trees are lopped by the council with Kniveat assisting, the wall is damaged, and parties of trippers picnic there. A mysterious complaint - Bloody Measles - affects a thousand or so thereafter; Angelique, a pet pig, also appears to have contracted it. Kniveat, deceived by greasepaint, accuses the Gravells of concealing the diseased creature, only to find the paint washed off when he goes to have another look at her. The spectators think he is drunk, and he thus loses any hopes he has of further influence in the village. Preceded by "Neighbours", followed by "The Expert".

Beaver appears in "The Crab that played with the Sea" and "How the First Letter was Written".

'Because I sought it far from men' verse over ch. 14, The Naulahka.

'Bedlamite' name given to H.M.S. Archimandrite by her ship's company. "The Bonds of Discipline". (The Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem, used as a madhouse from 1547, was known as Bedlam.)

Bedott, Mrs. Arthur her husband was reported badly wounded. "On the Gate."

Bee-Boy, the son of Ralph Hobden, and not quite right in his head, although possessing a wonderful way with bees and other wild life. His mother was a Whitgift. "Hal o' the Draft", "Dymchurch Flit".

'Bee-Boy's Song, The' old sayings about bees. Puck of Pook's Hill (Durand, p. 254.)

Beebee Miriam the Virgin Mary. Ameera mentions her in "Without Benefit of Clergy."

Beeker, Colonel Colonel of the Tyrone; his wife meets him on the road to Pesha-war. "Love-o'-Women".

Bees see "The Mother Hive". Four swarms cause some confusion in "The Vortex". Jerry Gamm takes refuge among his bee-hives when Philadelphia tries to beat him. "Marklake Witches".

'Bees and the Flies, The' the old fable of the farmer who attempted to breed bees in a dead bull.

'Bees Bees, Hark to your bees l' "The Bee-Boy's Song".

Beetle see Stalky & Co. and the other school stories. This character is understood to be a portrait of Kipling himself.

Beeton housekeeper of Heldar's chambers in The Light that Failed His wife and son also appear.

"Before a Midnight Breaks in Storm" title and first line of the Dedication to The Five Nations

'Before my Spring I garnered Autumn's gain' 'Bitter Waters', over "Without Benefit of Clergy".

'Beginner, The' motoring verse after Browning.

"Beginning of the Armadilloes" The seventh of the Just So Stories. The tortoise teaches the hedgehog to swim, the latter returns the compliment and teaches the tortoise to curl up, so that the young jaguar is unable to eat them. He tells his mother that he has found a new animal whose name he does not know; she advises him to call it an armadillo.

'Beginnings, The' the Great War of 1914-18 - "When the English began to hate".

'Behind the German Lines' sub-head to ch. 3, France at war.

Beighton Kitty, with her mother and father, appear in "Cupid's Arrows".

Belgian Gun-makers they are concerned with the Five Confederated Kings, a Hindu banker, and others in a plot which is foiled by the message Kim delivers.

Belgian Refugees Wyndham Fowler's civilian clothes are sent to them when he is killed. "Mary Postgate".

Belinda Pigeon's mare. "The Army of a Dream".

Belisama former goddess who became a wet water-spirit somewhere in Lancashire. "Weland's Sword".

Bell captain of the Kite, associated with McPhee in the salvage of the Grotkau. "Bread upon the Waters".

'Bell Buoy, The' the bell muses; he would not change places with his brother ashore in a belfry. (Durand, p. 161.)

Bell of Kioto, the see From Sea to Sea, vol. i, ch. xv.

Bellamy, Mrs. owner of the bees; sheltered Penfentenyou when they got loose. Her late husband wore clothes with a very loud pattern which she lent to Lingnam, who had taken refuge in the pond. "The Vortex".

Bells and Queen Victoria, The' they are 'Ringing for their mighty mistress - ten years dead!'

"Below the Mill Dam" the last story in Traffics and Discoveries. The Spirit of the Mill - Robert's Mill, in use since the Conquest - and others, discuss the arrival of Felden, an engineer called by Madden to install electricity.

Belphoebe Queen Elizabeth I. "Gloriana".

Belton, Sir James ' Howlieglass', Head, St. Peggoty's Hospital. "The Tender Achilles"

"Belts" a fight in Dublin; the soldiers used their belts until someone used his bayonet.

Ben Governor of the Province that the River Gihon watered, Father of Water-Wheels, Mudir and Master of the Gihon Hunt. His surname is never given. "Little Foxes".
2. a sheepdog. "The Great Play Hunt".

Benami a polo pony in "The Maltese Cat".

Benares see "The Bride's Progress".

'Beneath the deep verandah's shade' "The Moon of Other Days".

Benedetto Italian colleague and sometime enemy of Hal. "The Wrong Thing".

Benefactors, The an uncollected story, the fifteenth in vol. xxx of the Sussex Edition. Hell is shown as the stokehold of a coal-burning ship; the Devil enters, looking like Captain Kettle in Cutcliffe Hyne's books. The stokers range from the genius who first used a rock to batter another man to death, to the latest trades-union officials who permitted babies to starve to death in a strike. It seems that oil and the power of the harnessed tides have made coal redundant, so as further punishment the stokers have to move the country's entire coal-reserves for ever.

"Benefactors, The" Men are ruled by pain and fear; improvements in methods of warfare; each tyrant is unseated in the end.

Bengali Woman, a an old paramour of Dravot. "The Man who would be King".

Bennett, Rev. Arthur Anglican chaplain to the Mavericks. He collars Kim when he comes to the camp after seeing the soldiers with the red bull flags.

Bennil the Gunner subaltern in com-mand of the armoured train. The Light that failed.

Bent known as 'The Dancing-Master' in "A Second-Rate Woman". His wife and daughter Dora also appear. Mrs Delville's presence of mind saves the life of the latter.

Benzaguen, Vidal (or 'Dal) a star of Masquerier's Music Halls. Manallace loved her mother. "Dayspring Mishandled", "The Village that voted the Earth was Flat". Her name is spelled 'Benzaguen' in the former story but is corrected in the Sussex Edition.

"Beoni Bar" title of verse over "The Rout of the White Hussars".

Bergmann proprietor of the Bloemfontein Banner; his widow took it over. "A Burgher of the Free State".

Berkeley a surgeon; Ruthven was amazed at his speed. "The Tender Achilles".

Berlin the action of "Swept and Garnished" takes place there in Fran Ebermann's flat.

Berners, Mrs a patient (she provided specimen no. 128) and later housekeeper at Vaughan's nursing-home in Sloane Street. "Unprofessional".

Berthe Aurette Pharaoh Lee's boat, seized by his cousin L'Estrange. "Brother Square-Toes".

"Bertran and Bimi" the thirteenth story in Life's Handicap, related by Hans Breitmann. A gruesome yarn of Bertran, a French naturalist, who tamed an orangoutang named Bimi and taught him to live almost like a man. When Bertran tells Breitmann that he is about to marry, the latter advises him to give the girl the stuffed figure of Bimi. Bertran laughs at this, but the ape understands ; the wife is later found dead and Bertran kills Bimi after a dreadful fight in which he too dies.

Beshakl Adam's name for the groom who causes a lot of the trouble in "The Son of His Father".

Bess Hobden's lurcher. "Dymchurch Flit".

Bessie Mrs. Ashcroft lives with her when she retires. "The Wish House". See also Broke, Bessie.

Best Beloved the child to whom the Just So Stories are told.

Betah gives refreshment to Kim and the Lama when they go to the Hills.

"Betrayal of Confidences, The" a slight story in Abaft the FunnelL. The narrator is visited by a would-be dramatist who expects financial assistance.

"Betrothed, The" ' A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a Smoke!'

Bettina a dog. "The Dog Hervey". See also Malachi.

Betts, Mrs the nurse at Friars Pardon. "An Habitation Enforced".

'Between the waving tufts of junglegrass' verse in chap. 6, "Beast and Man in India".

Bevin a former Sergeant who now has a chicken-farm at Chalfont St. Giles, could not stand 'Tipperary', and tells the story of "A Friend of the Family". His father was the village chemist; his mother is also mentioned. He married Bert Vigors's sister.

'Beware the man who's crossed in love' verse over chap. 2, The Naulahka.

"Beyond the Pale" the twenty-second story in Plain Tales from the Hills. Trejago becomes entangled with Bisesa, a young native widow. She is dreadfully mutilated as a result.

'Beyond the path of the utmost sun through utter darkness hurled' ' Dedication' to Barrack-room Ballads.

Bhagwan Dass a grocer who lodges "In the House of Suddhoo".

Bhairon see Shiv.

Bhere Singh the servant with the policeman who discovers the tragedy of Suket Singh and Athira. "Through the Fire".

Bhils the tribe Chinn served. "The Tomb of His Ancestors". Dana is a Bhil name. "The Sending of Dana Da."

Bhim Singh one of the policemen "At Howli Thana".

Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake assisted "The Elephant's Child".

Bicknell, Bob driver of the Baltimore stagecoach. 'Philadelphia', "A Priest in Spite of Himself".

Biddums, Miss governess to "His Majesty the King".

Biel the co-respondent in "The Bronckhorst Divorce-Case".

Bieldar, Lady present at the ball at which "Mrs. Hauksbee Sits Out". Others mentioned are Mrs. Mallowe, Duggy, Hugh, and the Viceroy.

'Big Atlantic Rollers' sub-head to chap. 4, A Fleet in Being.

"Big Drunk Draf', The" the third story in Soldiers Three, told by Mulvaney after he retired from the Army and took a job in India. He found a draft behaving badly, and so gave good advice and very able assistance to the young officer in charge.

Big Foot the name used for the unknown man who stole "The King's Ankus" and was killed by the Gond.

Big Hand Washington is so called by the Indians in "Brother Square-Toes".

"Big Steamers" most of the food of the United Kingdom is imported ' . . . if anyone hinders our coming you'll starve.'

Big Toomai father of "Toomai of the Elephants".

Biggest Liar in Asia present at the dinner the night Fleete received "The Mark of the Beast".

Bikaneer the Lord of the Desert of Bikaneer is a title of Udai Chand. "The Last Suttee".

Bill Miss Martyn. "William the Conqueror".

"Bill 'Awkins" the soldier complains that Hawkins has taken his girl and tells what he will do to him. When Hawkins finally approaches, the soldier considers that it would be wrong to fight on a Sunday.

Biller and Grove boat-builders who did Maddingham's work. "Sea Constables".

Billingshe and Dearlove found Strangwick when he was nearly off his head. "A Madonna of the Trenches".

Billy a battery-mule and one of "Her Majesty's Servants".

Billy Fish a chief so called by Dravot and Carnehan. "The Man who would be King".

Bimi an orang-outang. "Bertran and Bimi".

Binat keeper of a brothel at Port Said. Madame assists Heldar on his final trip. The Light That Failed.

Binkie Torpenhow's dog, also known as Binks and Mr. Binkle. He appears in the verses that follow "The Cat that Walked by Himself", beginning 'Pussy can sit by the fire and sing'.

Binkle, John a private soldier who deserted, leading to "The Arrest of Lieutenant Golightly".

Birdfanciers, The the 26th Battalion (Birdfanciers) Welland and Withan Rifles. "The Tie".

"Birds of Prey" March troops for foreign service wait to board their ship in pouring rain: ' . . . . An' you'll never see your soldiers any more!'

Birken'ead Drill see 'Soldier an' Sailor Too'. The reference is to the loss of the troopship Birkenhead in 1852. The young soldiers remained fallen in on deck as she sank.

'Birthday Greeting, A' written for the thirty-first birthday of Percival Landon, one of the staff of The Friend, 29 March 1900. It is quoted in Ralph, p. 226.

"Birthright, The' the beauty of the English language.

Birtle, Sir Harry father of Kit and godfather of James Gravell. "Beauty Spots".

Birtle, Kit a doctor, son of the above and a great friend of James Gravell. "Beauty Spots".

"Bisara of Pooree, The" the thirtysecond story in Plain Tales from the Hills. The Bisara is a little eyeless fish, enclosed in a ruby-studded box; if stolen it brings its owner luck. If acquired by gift, purchase, or finding, its continued possession after three years will be marked by mishap or death. The tale recounts the experiences of Churton, who bought it off Pack, who stole it, and another man who knew too much about it and rid himself of the latent danger when he was presented with it.

Bisesa the unfortunate heroine of "Beyond the Pale". Another is even more unfortunate in "The Sacrifice of Er-Heb".

Bishen Singh an Indian craftsman who assists in "The Enlightenments of Pagett, M.P.".

"Bitter Waters" lines before "Without Benefit of Clergy".

"Bitters Neat" an uncollected story in the Outward Bound Edition. Surrey meets and falls in love with Miss Tallaght at Simla. She falls for him and refuses a good offer from another man. Her aunt gets the secret out of her and seeks advice in strict confidence from a judge's wife. The story becomes common knowledge and the girl has to go home, while Surrey hears of it only when he is taunted by another man.

Bivvens, Henry Albert the sailor whose adventure with Smiler is related in "How the Whale Got his Throat".

B.K. or B.L. initials of the unknown corpse in "The strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes".

Blaber, Miss the nurse who looks after Miss Henschil. "In the Same Boat".

Black Bird Line, the owned by McRimmon. "Bread upon the Waters".

"Black Jack" the seventh story, in Soldiers Three. Mulvaney has been in trouble with Sergeant Mullins and, after pack-drill, has been walked off by Ortheris and Learoyd to recover his temper. He later tells the story of how Sergeant O'Hara was shot at by Private Vulmea. Mulvaney had overheard the plot whereby one of the men - chosen by the cards, the first one to be dealt Black Jack, the Ace of Spades - was to do the shooting, using Mulvaney's rifle so that he would be blamed for it. Mulvaney tampers with his rifle so that Vulmea is wounded instead of the Sergeant; the latter, although understanding the situation, treats it as an accident.

Black Rat a leading character in "Below the Mill Dam".

Black Toomai grandfather of "Toomai of the Elephants".

Black Woman, an old she signals to Judson with a petticoat. "Judson and the Empire".

"Blackbeard" title of lines over chap. 13, The Naulahka, but not so entitled in the Inclusive Edition.

Blacksmith he succours the Warden of the Barhwi Ford. "In Flood Time".

Blagge, Colonel a Royalist officer who took Culpeper prisoner, but released him when he learned that he was a plague contact. Blagge's physician hated Culpeper as they did not agree on professional methods. "A Doctor of Medicine".

Blagstow Gaol headquarters of the Birdfanciers. "The Tie".

Blake Conductor-Sergeant and twice Master of "The Mother-Lodge".

Blake, Miss governess to Una and Dan in the Puck stories.

Bland a gunsmith. "What Happened".

Blare-Tyndar, Major an expert on borses. "Sleipner", Late "Thurinda".

Blast Learoyd's dog, so called because it was saved from a litter blown up by gun powder. "On Greenhow Hill".

Blastoderm, the McGoggin, a club bore. "The Conversion of Aurelian McGoggin".

Blayne a clubman in "The World Without".

'Blessed be the English and all their ways and works' "Jobson's Amen".

'Blessed was our first age and morningtime' "The Consolations of Memory".

Bletchley, Mrs mentioned in "For One Night only".

Blind Devil nickname of McRimmon. "Bread upon the Waters".

Blind Priest the Blind Mullah of Jagai. "The Head of the District".

'Blissful Fortnight, A' sub-head to chap. 3, A Fleet in Being.

Blitzen, Boanerges see "The Man Who Could Write".

Bloemfontein Banner, the the newspaper in "A Burgher of the Free State".

Blois, Monks of see "Old Men at Pevensey".

Blone, Colonel mentioned in "The Education of Otis Yeere" with General Grucher, Sir Dugald Delane, Sir Henry Haughton, and Mr. Jellalatty.

Blood Street Joe see "The Rhyme of the Three Sealers".

Bloody Measles the disease in "Beauty Spots".

Blore under twenty-two, but helped to bully Haylock. "The Tie".

Blue Devil see "Witch of the North".

Blue-eyed Bess old Hobden's lurcher. "Dymchurch Flit".

Blue Lights Good Templars are so called by Barnabas. "The Opinions of Gunner Barnabas". See also "'Bobs'".

"Blue Roses" red and white roses are best.

Blue Rot a Rampur mongrel owned by Ortheris. "The Solid Muldoon".

Blundells the neighbouring school which was U.S.C.'s dearest foe at rugger. "The United Idolaters".

Bluthner Chief of Police, Chicago. Mulligan and Keefe are his colleagues. "As Easy as A.B.C".

'Boat Racing' A Fleet in Being.

Boatman he would have killed the Mugger but for the Brahman. "The Undertakers".

Bob the Librarian a dog in "Garm - A Hostage".

Bobolink a runner in "The Broken-Link Handicap".

"'Bobs'" verses in honour of Lord Roberts.

'Boche as Mr. Smith, The' sub-head to chap. 3, France at War.

Boers several, unnamed, appear in "A Sahibs' War" and "The Comprehension of Private Copper".

Boffkins, the see "The Post that Fitted".

Bob, a his head tops the mound. "The Grave of the Hundred Head".

'Boh Da Thone was a warrior bold' "The Ballad of Boh Da Thone".

Boh Na-Ghee see "A Conference of the Powers".

Boileau of the 45th Bengal Cavalry, and one of Cleever's hosts. 'Tick' Boileau appears in "Only a Subaltern".

Bola Nath a native accountant who was a member of "The Mother-Lodge".

"Bold 'Prentice, The" in Land and Sea Tales. Young Ottley was apprenticed to the D.I.R. ; his father, a pensioned driver, is anxious for him to get on; the boy is inclined to waste his time, but Olaf Swanson, a top-link driver and Mason, insists on giving him a copy of his classic book `The Art of Road-Locos Repair or The Young Driver's Vademecome' and seeing that he learns it. The boy responds and Swanson uses his influence to have him made a sergeant in his company; he is on his way to a rifle match when the train breaks down in pouring rain. He is able to deal with the damage and drive the train to Serai Rajgara Junction where Swanson is waiting with the Down Mail, very angry at the delay. He is, however, delighted that his teaching has borne fruit and sees that Ottley gets a job as a driver. Followed by "The Nurses".

Note: Dolgoch, an old engine used on the Talyllyn Railway, seized the nearside forward eccentric-strap on a trip with a load of passengers, so the driver took down the nearside motion, tied up the free ends of the rods to one of the boiler lagging bands and screwed up the spindle gland nuts dead tight, thus locking the valve in mid-position. They were thus able to drive the engine 'on one side' and get the train home. (Rolt, p. 106.)

Bolitho's Travelling Circus and Swings 'Crippen', Duckett's steward, once belonged to this organization. "A Flight of Fact".

Bolivar, the see "The Ballad of the 'Bolivar'".

'Bombarded Town, A' sub-head to chap. 5, France at War.

Bombay see "The Song of the Cities" and "To the City of Bombay".

Bompard, Captain Jean Baptiste captain of the Embuscade in which Lee sails to Philadelphia. "Brother Square-Toes".

Bonaparte, Napoleon returns the tobacco to Lee on the advice of Talleyrand. "A Priest in Spite of Himself".

Bonds of Discipline, The the second story in Traffics and Discoveries. Pyecroft relates the story of the French spy, M. de C., who calls himself Antonio, and stows away in H.M.S. Archimandrite, and the extraordinary show that is put on for his benefit.

Boney the discontented horse in "A Walking Delegate", otherwise `The Lamb' and 'Livery-plug'.

Book of Words, A Speeches and Addresses, 1906-27.

Boomer the Kangaroo with four legs of about the same size who wanted to be different from all the animals in the world. "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo".

Boondi Queen, the widow of Udai Chand, "The Last Suttee".

Booterin, Kerick a seal-hunter. "The White Seal".

"Boots" the deadly monotony of marching.

Boots and Slippers black Aberdeen terriers in "Thy Servant a Dog ", "The Great Play Hunt" (which the latter suggested), and "Toby Dog".

Born One, the the Lady of the Manor. "Teem", "A Treasure-Hunter".

Botha see Cronje.

"Bother, The" motoring verse after Clough.

Boulte an engineer in "A Wayside Comedy".

Bounderby, Major the Infant's commanding officer in Upper Burma. "A Conference of the Powers".

Bow Flume Cable-Car, The the nineteenth title in Abaft the Funnel; a sketch of life in a mining district in the United States.

Bowlegs, Johnnie part of the refrain to stanza 4, 'The Song of the Banjo'. It seems to go to the same tune as the Boer song in "The Way that He took".

Boxing see 'Verses on Games'.

"Boy Scouts' Patrol Song, A" maxims for Scouts - `Look Out!'

Boy, the adopted by Sir Huon. "Cold Iron". Another is the chief character in "Thrown Away".

Brabon a carter. "Simple Simon".

Bradbury John Swanwick First Baron Bradbury (1872-1950). Joint Permanent Secretary of the Treasury, 1913-19 ; in 1914 he produced the new issue of currency-notes which bore his facsimile signature and were known as ' Bradburys'. "The Janeites".

Brady, Nick skipper of The Hope of Prague. Captains Courageous.

"Braggart, The" a four-line motoring verse after Matt Prior.

Bragin Colour-Sergeant of E Company. "The Solid Muldoon". His wife Annie appears in "The Courting of Dinah Shadd".

Brahmana will not permit the Mugger to be killed. "The Undertakers".

Bramante a craftsman in "Hal o' the Draft".

Brand President of the Orange Free State. "A Burgher of the Free State".

Brand, Fanny sweetheart of John Shaynor. "Wireless".

Brander Captain of B Company. Maydew is the senior subaltern, Ouless the hero of "His Private Honour".

Brandis 'Coppy' engaged to Miss Allardyce. "Wee Willie Winkie".

Brannigan one of the soldiers in "His Private Honour".

Brawne, Fanny Keats's sweetheart. "Wireless".

Braybrooke a fag who had a botany case, 'borrowed' by Stalky, "In Ambush".

Brazenose, Lieutenant in charge of the party in "The Taking of Lungtungpen".

"Bread Upon the Waters" the ninth story in The Day's Work. The narrator dines with McPhee and his wife and hears the story of the salvaging of the 'Breslau', from which ship he had been dismissed because he would not agree to an impossible schedule. He is taken on by McRimmon (the Blind Devil) in his ship the 'Kite', which is sent in the wake of the Grotkau, the latter being loaded with a valuable cargo in spite of a seven-inch crack in her shaft. Naturally, the shaft cracks in the Irish Sea and the crew are rescued by a mail-ship. The Kite, owing to McRimmon's planning, is handy to take her in tow as a derelict - McPhee takes a leading part in this - and get her into Plymouth. McPhee draws 25,000 as his share of the salvage-money.

Break, Dr a medical man at Marklake."Marklake Witches".

Breitmann, Hans a German naturalist who tells of Bertran and Bimi and Reingelder and the German Flag. He is mentioned briefly in article no. 26, vol. ii, From Sea to Sea.

Bremmil, Tom Cusack see "Three - and an Extra".

Brenzett, Dirk Master of the Cygnet hoy, who jettisons a beautiful block of stone intended for "Hal o' the Draft" in order to escape from Barton, the pirate.

Breslau, the see "Bread upon the Waters ".

'Brethren, how shall it fare with me' "The Question".

Brett at the Coll. with Stalky. "An Unsavoury Interlude".

Bricklayer he sings of his conversation with Pharaoh the Great on the site of the flats being built at Marble Arch. "A Truthful Song".

Brickwall House scene of the story told by "Gloriana".

"Bride's Progress, The" a sketch of Benares in From Sea to Sea from the point of view of a young man and his bride.

"Bridge-Builders, The" the first story in The Day's Work, in which is mentioned the book's theme which gives its title and significance -'Stand by the day's work and wait instructions'. Findlayson and his assistant have nearly finished their bridge over the Ganges when they receive warning of approaching floods and hasten to secure everything. Findlayson eats nothing in his desire to get the work done, so Peroo, one of his native assistants, gives him some opium: The two get adrift in a boat, are carried downstream, and land on an island, where they hear the gods discussing the bridge. They are rescued in the morning and find the bridge still standing.

"Bridge-Guard in the Karroo" verses in The Five Nations describing the feelings of the sentries on the bridges during the Boer War.

Bridoon, Dicky Secretary of State for Civil War who was in favour of mechanical horses for training cavalry in "The Horse Marines". There is an alleged quotation from a daily paper at the head of the story.

Brigade-Major one joins in the fighting in the above.

Brigadier in command of the 'Fore and Fit'. "The Drums of the Fore and Aft". The infant son of Captain Gadsby is so addressed by his father's friend: "The Story of the Gadsbys".

Brighteyes a bee: "The Mother Hive".

Brisbane see "The Song of the Cities".

"British-Roman Song, A" the seventh poem in Puck of Pook's Hill.

Brixham Trawler the Agatha and her skipper play an important part in "Their Lawful Occasions".

Broke, Bessie Torpenhow finds her fainting from lack of food and brings her into the chambers; she sits for Heldar and plays quite an important part in The Light That Failed.

"Broke to every known mischance, lifted over all" "France".

"Broken-Link Handicap, The" the twenty-fourth story in Plain Tales from the Hills. Shackles was a certain winner so long as the jockey sat still: The owner of Regula Baddun had discovered a curious echo on the course, not unlike the whispering-gallery of St. Paul's, and used it to bring about a victory for his own horse.

"Broken Men, The" the lament of those who have left England for good reason and thus find it inexpedient to return.

"Bronckhorst Divorce-Case, The" the thirtieth story in Plain Tales form the Hills. Edward Bronckhorst, married for fifteen years, treats his wife badly and makes his young son drunk in her presence. He starts proceedings for divorce, naming one Biel as co-respondent. Strickland comes to the rescue and finds that the evidence on which the case depends is to be provided by an ayah, a bearer, and a khitmatgar who have been coached by Bronckhorst. This is made plain in court: Biel gives Bronckhorst a thrashing outside the court and he returns to his wife.

"Brookland Road" the poet falls in love with a fairy maid who can never be his.

Brother Inner Guard a sergeant who killed a Pathan over O'Neil's shoulder is so addressed. "With the Main Guard".

"Brother Square-Toes" the sixth story in Rewards and Fairies. Puck introduces Dan and Una to Pharaoh Lee, a smuggler who went to North America and saw George Washington.

Brown one of those taken to his last rest by "The Undertaker's Horse".

"Brown Bess" the Army musket, 1700-1815, did good service and could be seen in the Museum of the R.U.S.I. in Whitehall, London, until it was closed in 1964.

Brownell a soured, clever, reddish schoolmaster provided by the Central Anglican Scholastic Agency when Macrea smashed a knee mountaineering. "The United Idolaters".

"Brugglesmith" the tenth story in Many Inventions. The narrator dines aboard the Breslau and meets Brugglesmith, 'crapulous ruffian'. (Maugham, p. xxiii.) They get adrift in the dinghy, are rescued by the River Police, and after further adventures meet a policeman known to the narrator in the Strand. In the end, the narrator wheels the old reprobate home to Brook Green, Hammersmith, in the ambulance from St. Clement Danes, a covered vehicle rather like a large perambulator.

Brumby a wild horse; No. 15 is so addressed. "Her Majesty's Servants".

Brunt Shackles's jockey. His nerve had been shattered in an accident in Australia. "The Broken Link Handicap".

"Brushwood Boy, The" the last story in The Day's Work. Over many years George Cottar has an elaborate recurring dream involving a certain girl from his childhood; on his return home on leave from the Army in India he finds her as a guest his own home. Miriam Lacy does not know him until he tells her when they are out riding. She has had the same dream.

Brut great-grandson of Aeneas who was banished from Italy and found his way to Great Britain. "A Tree Song".

Brygandyne, Bob the honest shipwright. "King Henry VII and the Shipwrights" and Clerk of the King's Ships. "The Wrong Thing".

Bubbles nickname of Lord Lundie. "The Puzzler". The Djinn so addressed the Camel. "How the Camel Got his Hump".

"Bubbling Well Road" the twenty-third story in Life's Handicap. The narrator and his dog, Mr: Wardle, are out hunting in the jungle and come across weird noises and an evil echo. A one-eyed priest shows them the way out.

Buchanan or Buck chief engineer of the Dimbula. "The Ship that Found Herself".

Buck, a see "Shiv".

'Buck and the Saw, The' quotation over chap. 2, The Naulahka.

Buck Mulvaney Mulvaney (q.v.) was so called in his young days when he was a corporal.

Buck Tavern Hirte kept his horses under David Jones's hat-shop (Davey Jones's Locker) in the Buck Tavern yard. "Brother Square-Toes".

Buckland, Private, R. M. appears before St. Peter on a charge of saying that there is no God. "On the Gate".

Bucksteed Squire of Marklake. His daughter, Philadelphia, is the heroine of "Marklake Witches".

"Buddha at Kamakura" verses in The Five Nations; parts form chapter headings to Kim.

Bug-Hunters The school Natural History Society. Stalky & Co.

Bukhshi Sahib Commander-in-Chief at the court of Rustum Beg: "A Legend of the Foreign Office".

Bukta Senior Native Officer of the Wuddars who looks after young John Chinn. His nephew is Chinn's servant. "The Tomb of His Ancestors".

Bulaki Ram clerk to the Commissioner of Dupe. He calculates the profits of the cotton-scheme to three decimal places. "A Deal in Cotton".

Buldeo the village hunter in "Tiger! Tiger!" who also appears in "Letting in the Jungle".

Buldoo an artillery groom who assists Mulvaney in the abduction and rescue of Lord Benira Trig. "The Three Musketeers".

Bull, the see "The Children of the Zodiac".

"Bull that Thought, The" the eighth story in Debits and Credits. The narrator is motoring in France and visits the Camargue, where there is a stretch of road suitable for a speed trial. He meets Andre Voiron, a local magnate who comes along as well, later providing a bottle of magnificent champagne; over this he tells the story of a very intelligent bull who anticipated his antagonist's actions and killed several people and animals. In the bull-ring he shamed the matador Villamarti and played up to old Chisto, finally leaving with the latter's arm round his neck. Followed by "Alnaschar and the Oxen" (Bodelsen, chap. iv).

Bulleana H.M.S. a cruiser on the Bermuda Station; her commander is a nephew of Admiral Lord Heatleigh. Winter Vergil does not approve of her. "A Naval Mutiny", "A Sea Dog".

Bullen an officer in "Garm - a Hostage".

Buller a horse on the farm at Friars Pardon who works with Roberts. They are named after generals. "An Habitation Enforced".

Bullock Driver, a carries Tarvin to Rhatore. He meets a party of them when he goes to Gye-Mukh. Naulahka.

Bullows the man Yardley-Orde expects will succeed him. "The Head of the District".

Bullseye a billiards-marker known to Charlie Mears. "The Finest Story in the World."

Bun, The an evening newspaper that played an important part in "The Village that Voted the Earth was Flat". The Cake was the morning paper.

Bunny the resourceful undergraduate. "Aunt Ellen".

Bunny Lewknor a teamster in "Simple Simon".

Bunsee Lal Spurstow's apothecary. "At the End of the Passage".

Bunyan, John his "Holy War" is quoted before the poem of the same name.

Burden one of Colonel Bayley's officers. "The Army of a Dream".

"Burden, The" Verses following "The Gardener".

Burgard another of Bayley's officers. "The Army of a Dream".

Burger the Boer soldier who captures Private Copper. "The Comprehension of Private Copper".

Burges Lewis Holroyd Burges of Burges and Son, established by his grandfather in 1827 ; tobacconist and cigar-importer. His wife appears briefly; his son was killed in Egypt in the 1914 war. He is a leading light of "Faith and Works", "5837" :"Fairy-Kist", "In the Interests of the Brethren".

"Burgher of the Free State, A" an uncollected story in vol. xxx of the Sussex Edition. A series of pictures of Bloemfontein during the early stages of the Boer War, centred around Allen, foreman printer of the Bloemfontein Banner. He is the burgher of the title, a Scot who after forty years' residence has come to regard the Orange Free State as his home. The paper belongs to Mrs. Bergmann, and is edited by Dessauer, her nephew. Allen sees that the State may be affected by the war, and dislikes the proposals to make the Africans rise against the British ; he likewise hopes that the stories of the British using Indian troops against the Boers are untrue although they are published in his paper. The town is later occupied by the British and the newspaper office is taken over by the correspondents, from whom Allen learns that the stories of Indian troops are lies. A proclamation for issue to the Basutos is discovered in the racks, but Allen so conducts himself that the Englishman in charge suppresses what Corbett, an American journalist, recognizes to be a scoop. (This is obviously based on chap, 4, `South Africa', of Something of Myself, a further account of which is given in War's Brighter Side, by Julian Ralph, who took part.)

Burgos See John of Burgos.

Buria Kol the people to whom Justus Krenk goes as missionary. "The Judgment of Dungara".

"Burial, The" verses on Cecil John Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia, buried on 10 April 1902.

Burke, Reginald the bank manager with sporting instincts outside office hours. "A Bank Fraud", "The Enlightenments of Pagett, M.P."

Burkett Hummil declines leave in order to spare Mrs. Burkett from the Plains in the hot season. "At the End of the Passage".

Burkitt a former owner of "Tiglath Pileser".

Burleigh, Young Dan is so addressed by "Gloriana".

Burma see "The Taking of Lungtungpen", "Georgie-Porgie", "A Conference of the Powers", and "Mandalay".

Burnea a Cockney who diagnosed sick machinery by touch. He joined Marden's firm after the 1914 war. "The Woman in His Life".

"Burning of the 'Sarah Sands', The" in Land and Sea Tales. A story of heroism at sea. The 54th Regiment went to India in 1857 in the Sarah Sands, which caught fire ; the troops extinguish it and sail the ship to Mauritius; they re-embark in the 'Clarendon', where a worse disaster befalls them - they run out of tobacco. They are replenished by an American ship which refuses payment on learning who they are. The Commander-in-Chief praised the regiment in a General Order. Followed by "The Last Lap".

Burst-a-Frog! a curious old Naval expression used by Winter Vergil. It is quoted by Riley (p. 194), who also gives a good picture of life on the lower deck as it must have been in Vergil's day. Partridge translates it as "Well, I'm damned!", and notes it as 'Bust a Frog'.

Burton the mother of Zigler's wife 'Tommy' was a Burton of Savannah. "The Edge of the Evening".

Burton Major a boy in King's House. "An Unsavoury Interlude".

Burton-Walen editor of an unnamed paper who treats the Crowned Heads of Europe as a hobby. "The Edge of the Evening".

Bush Tye five miles from Mrs Ashcroft's home. "The Wish House".

Busi-Bandah little William's name for Prisoner One Three Two, "The Debt".

"Business of War, The" sub-head to chap. 4, France at War.

Buskitt, Sir Herbert suggested certain treatment for "Beauty Spots".

Bussant Rao court poet at Rhatore. The Naulahka.

Butcha, The the infant son of Captain Gadsby. "The Story of the Gadsbys".

Butcher, a ship's see "The Red Lamp".

Butcher's Row a trench in "A Madonna of The Trenches".

Butler, a appears in "Toby Dog" and takes Slippers to kill a rat in the laundry yard.

Butler a native in "Without Benefit of Clergy". Another and his wife are in "Naboth".

"Butterflies" Children chasing butterflies learn that their eggs can be collected from the cabbages in the kitchengarden. Also known as 'Kaspar's Song in "Vada"'.

"Butterfly that Stamped, The" the last of the Just So Stories. How King Solomon intervened in a quarrel between a butterfly and his wife and thus reduced his own importunate wives to peace. He prepared a meal for all the animals in the world which is eaten by Small Porgies.

Buwwa Umwa Singh how young Corbyn pronounced 'Umr Singh'. "A Sahibs' War".

Buxtons their troubles are set forth in "Watches of the Night".

'Buy my English posies!' 'The Flowers'.

Buyer of the Knife Tyr is so addressed. "The Knife and the Naked Chalk".

Buzgago, Mrs a woman who taught 'She' of "The Hill of Illusion" to sing the 'Chanson du Colonel'.

"By the Hoof of the Wild Goat" title and part first line of verse over "To be Filed for Reference" echoing the theme of McIntosh's degradation.

'By the Laws of the Family Circle 'tis written in letters of brass' "Public Waste".

'By the old Moulmein Pagoda' lookin' lazy at the sea' "Mandalay".

'By the well' where the bullocks go' "What the People Said".

"By - they are by with mirth and tears" the Traffics nd Discoveries version of "Our Fathers Also".

"By Word of Mouth" the thirty-ninth story in Plain Tales from the Hills. Dumoise, a civil surgeon, loses his wife and takes some leave in the Hills. Ram Dass, his servant, declares that he met the deceased woman who gave him a message that her husband was to meet her at Nuddea the next month. When Dumoise returns to his district he is ordered to go to Nuddea to deal with an outbreak of cholera. He goes, and is dead within eleven days.




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