Quotes Very Own


… it was the heart-breaking Locomobile that brought us to the house called ‘Bateman’s’. We had seen an advertisement of her, and we reached her down an enlarged rabbit-hole of a lane. At very first sight the Committee of Ways and Means said; ‘That’s her! The Only She! Make an honest woman of her—quick!’ We entered and felt her Spirit—her Feng Shui—to be good. We went through every room and found no shadow of ancient regrets, stifled miseries, nor any menace, though the ‘new’ end of her was three hundred years old.


This is from ‘The Very Own House’ in Something of Myself, telling of the discovery of Bateman’s in the Weald of Sussex where the Kiplings were to live for thirty-four years.