Stalky


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Stalky

with his two friends, devises ingenious pranks that make life miserable for the masters of the school. [Br. Lit.: Kipling Stalky and Company]
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But Carlyle was also right--India did go, just about a hundred years later, though it did not "go to the same depths of chaos" as Stalky unwittingly predicted.
The memoir and Stalky & Co, his 1899 collection of semi-autobiographical school-boy stories, describe how he re-encountered Browning at the United Service College at Westward Ho when his irascible English and Classics master, William Carr Crofts, hurled a volume of Men and Women at the adolescent who had tried to impress classmates and teachers with his literary skills.
Serle's parents, both of whom were dedicated to the arts, encouraged their children to read Lawson's 'Loaded Dog' and Paterson's 'Geebung Polo Club', as well as Rudyard Kipling's Stalky & Co and R.
Primarily bluish red with a smooth shiny or mamillated surface stalky or sessile base, small and well demarcated.
In fact, I seem to recall he contributed articles to the Liverpool Daily Post on this and possibly other topics, under the pseudonym, I think, of Uncle Stalky.
It is not their greed per se that Kipling wishes to denounce: all their actions are described with an air of sympathetic amusement, as if they are older versions (as they no doubt were, in Kipling's mind) of Stalky, Beetle, and M'Turk.
Cut hard root bottom off the fennel bulbs and stalky tops.
Angus Wilson sees 'power preserved by the brutal, irrevocable jesting justice' as a theme that links the schoolboys of the Stalky and Co.
In January 1918 Major-General Lionel Dunsterville--a school chum of Rudyard Kipling and a prime inspiration for Kipling's Stalky, of Stalky & Co, the stories for boys--had set off with 12 officers and 41 men from Baghdad to establish the British military mission in Tbilisi and to thwart the Turkish advance into the Caucasus.
And partly because English public schools continued the tradition of Latin verse translation throughout the nineteenth century, as noted in Kipling's Stalky and Co.
Now the forts of Antwerp, broken into blocks, slide into a moat as bergs break off into the sea; the blocks, metamorphosed into the dead, sprawl naked as grave-mounds in the stalky fields[.
Hyde (1886), Stevenson plainly splits the masochistic personality in two, with Jekyll representing the omnipotent power of the fantasist and Hyde violently acting out the anger and shame that frequently motivate the masochist in the first place (although, typically, these roles can also be reversed--a pattern that Kucich sees in the alternating bullies and victims of Kipling's later story collection Stalky & Co.