by John McGivering)
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"Dray Wara Yow Dee”, perhaps the most powerful and passionately felt of the eight, illustrates one danger of the indirect method… Is it conceivable that before he had achieved his purpose he would have told his story to even the most sympathetic ? Not to me… I find it hard to believe in the intimate friendship between the Pathan and the Englishman… once I am over that hurdle, I am carried along by the strength of the story – in spite of the frame, not because of it.The theme of revenge runs through a lot of Kipling’s work and has been much discussed by the commentators.– see Chapter 5 “ Hatred and Revenge” in Dr. J.M.S. Tompkins’s The Art of Rudyard Kipling.