quotes_hills.htm



Format: Single

…Along their track lay the villages of the hill-folk – mud and earth huts, timbers now and then rudely carved with an axe – clinging like swallows nests against the steeps, huddled on tiny flats half-way down a three-thousand foot glissade; jammed into a corner between cliffs that funnelled and focused every wandering blast; or, for the sake of summer pasture, cowering down on a neck that in winter would be ten feet deep in snow…

  

This is from Kim.

Kim and the lama are trekking higher and higher into the high hills of the Himalayas. The lama is on his quest for enlightenment, to break free from the Wheel of Things. Kim is deep in the Great Game, on the track of two agents of the Russians, who are gathering intelligence to make trouble for the British.

But they are close and intimate companions.


   

   

Leave a comment