Treasure Island

Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Poems of Rudyard Kipling

501. The Wet Litany 12/31/2002
502. The White Man's Burden 12/31/2002
503. The White Seal 1/3/2003
504. The Widow At Windsor 12/31/2002
505. The Widower 12/31/2002
506. The Widow's Party 12/31/2002
507. The Winners 12/31/2002
508. The Wishing-Caps 12/31/2002
509. The Young British Soldier 12/31/2002
510. Things and the Man 12/31/2002
511. Thorkild’s Song 3/29/2010
512. Three Friends 1/3/2003
513. Thrown Away 1/3/2003
514. Tiger--Tiger! 1/3/2003
515. To a Lady, Persuading Her to a Car 12/31/2002
516. To James Whitcomb Riley 12/31/2002
517. To Motorists 12/31/2002
518. To T. A. 12/31/2002
519. To The City Of Bombay 12/31/2002
520. To the Companions 12/31/2002

The First Chantey

Mine was the woman to me, darkling I found her;
Haling her dumb from the camp, took her and bound her.
Hot rose her tribe on our track ere I had proved her;
Hearing her laugh in the gloom, greatly I loved her.

Swift through the forest we ran; none stood to guard us,
Few were my people and far; then the flood barred us --
Him we call Son of the Sea, sullen and swollen.
Panting we waited the death, stealer and stolen.

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