Treasure Island

Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

The Advertisement


Whether to wend through straight streets strictly,
Trimly by towns perfectly paved;
Or after office, as fitteth thy fancy,
Faring with friends far among fields;
There is none other equal in action,
Sith she is silent, nimble, unnoisome,
Lordly of leather, gaudily gilded,
Burgeoning brightly in a brass bonnet,
Certain to steer well between wains.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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