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Re: [mythsoc] Kipling

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  • David S. Bratman
    This isn t by Kipling, but it may be relevant. It s from _The Princess Bride_ by William Goldman, and also appears pretty much verbatim in the film. Fool!
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 30, 2001
      This isn't by Kipling, but it may be relevant. It's from _The Princess
      Bride_ by William Goldman, and also appears pretty much verbatim in the film.

      "'Fool!' cried the hunchback. 'You fell victim to one of the classic
      blunders. The most famous is, "Never get involved in a land war in Asia,"
      but only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Silician
      when death is on the line."'"

      (Wow, three levels of quotation: I may be sick.)

      Of course, the next thing that happens is that, much to his own surprise,
      the hunchback topples over dead, so maybe his views on what constitute a
      blunder are not so reliable.

      David Bratman
    • Stolzi@aol.com
      In a message dated 9/30/01 9:17:24 AM Central Daylight Time, ... Steve, go here
      Message 2 of 4 , Sep 30, 2001
        In a message dated 9/30/01 9:17:24 AM Central Daylight Time,
        sschaper@... writes:

        > Which books and poems by Kipling deal with land war in central Asia,
        > especially
        > Afghanistan?
        >

        Steve, go here

        <A
        HREF="http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/09/30/stiusausa01004.h

        tml">"How Kipling Created the Afghan Myth"</A>

        http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/09/30/stiusausa01004.html
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