Plain Tales from the Hills

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Plain Tales from the Hills  (1888) 
by Rudyard Kipling
Plain Tales from the Hills (published 1888) is the first collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. Out of its 40 stories, 29 were initially published in the '"Civil and Military Gazette" in Lahore, British India, (now in Pakistan) between November 1887 and June 1888.

Some of the characters in these stories reappear in the novel Kim.

— Excerpted from Plain Tales from the Hills on Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.
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Cover of the First Edition (1888)

Table of Contents[edit]

  Dedication and Preface

  1. Lispeth
  2. Three and—an Extra
  3. Thrown Away
  4. Miss Youghal's Sais
  5. 'Yoked with an Unbeliever'
  6. False Dawn
  7. The Rescue of Pluffles
  8. Cupid's Arrows
  9. The Three Musketeers
  10. His Chance in Life
  11. Watches of the Night
  12. The Other Man Speaker Icon.svg
  13. Consequences
  14. The Conversion of Aurelian McGoggin
  15. The Taking of Lungtungpen
  16. A Germ-Destroyer
  17. Kidnapped
  18. The Arrest of Lieutenant Golightly
  19. In the House of Suddhoo Speaker Icon.svg
  20. His Wedded Wife Speaker Icon.svg
  21. The Broken-Link Handicap
  22. Beyond the Pale
  23. In Error
  24. A Bank Fraud
  25. Tods' Amendment
  26. The Daughter of the Regiment
  27. In the Pride of his Youth
  28. Pig
  29. The Rout of the White Hussars Speaker Icon.svg
  30. The Bronckhorst Divorce-Case
  31. Venus Annodomini
  32. The Bisara of Pooree
  33. A Friend's Friend
  34. The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows
  35. The Madness of Private Ortheris
  36. The Story of Muhammad Din
  37. On the Strength of a Likeness
  38. Wressley of the Foreign Office
  39. By Word of Mouth
  40. To be Filed for Reference


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1936, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.