This verse, handwritten by Kipling, was sent as Edmonia Hill’s thank you for a present of fruit during her illness in January 1889. It is now in the Library of Congress. Mrs. Colvin was the wife of W.M.Colvin, a leading advocate in the High Court in Allahabad.
See also “To These People”, an affectionate Christmas message to Mrs Hill and her husband a few weeks before.
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