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He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher – the Wonder House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum. Who hold Zam-Zammah, that ‘fire-breathing dragon’, hold the Punjab: for the great green-bronze piece is always first of the conqueror’s loot…


This is the opening sentence of Kim, arguably Rudyard Kipling’s greatest work.