Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)
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The Last Suttee
Not many years ago a King died in one of the Rajpoot States. His wives, disregarding the orders of the English against Suttee, would have broken out of the palace had not the gates been barred. But one of them, disguised as the King's favourite dancing-girl, passed through the line of guards and reached the pyre. There, her courage failing, she prayed her cousin, a baron of the court, to kill her. This he did, not knowing who she was.
Udai Chand lay sick to death
In his hold by Gungra hill.
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