Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Love You Guys

I dreamed I was going on a sea voyage- probably crossing The Channel- with Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling- both of them wrapped up Edwardian-style in caps and mufflers and heavy overcoats and neither of them looking very much like themselves.

"I love you guys," said Ruddy.

"I've been reading you both," I replied.

And what I'd been reading in particular would seem to have been Kipling's story "Without Benefit of Clergy"- the one about the Imperial administrator who takes a young Muslim girl as his mistress and then finds himself living a double life- because that's what I found myself thinking about when I woke up.
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