In the winter of 1891, ex-soldier Virgil Dean, broken by life, leads a solitary, nomadic existence with only a bottle of whiskey for company. One night a young stranger appears in the shadows beyond Virgil's camp. Virgil believes the man simply wants to share the warmth of the fire, but guilt and sorrow call more than just men out of the dark, lonely night.
Kipling's epic rendition of the imperial experience in India is also his greatest long work. Two men - Kim, a boy growing into early manhood, and the lama, an old ascetic priest - are fired by a quest. Kim is white, although born in India. While he wants to play the Great Game of imperialism, he is also spiritually bound to the lama and he tries…
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