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The Light That Failed characters ð 7 Ü This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library staR most important libraries around the world and other notations in the workThis work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the workAs a reproduction of a historical artifact. The Light That Failed took me into a different realm of Kipling's writing It's the tale of an artist who draws what he sees of war and then as his eyesight is failing sets out to complete his MelancholiaI won't give any spoilers than that except to say that his portrayals of the friendships he experiences with both men and women are still very moving to me

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in ou. 19 AUG 2014 recommended to me by Cheryl Dagny and Karen while reading The Four Feathers by AEW Mason find it here among lots of other places on the web A free download of The Light That Failed may be found 1 opening sentences 'WHAT do you think she'd do if she caught us We oughtn't to have it you know' said Maisie'Beat me and lock you up in your bedroom' Dick answered without hesitation 'Have you got the cartridges''Yes; they're in my pocket but they are joggling horribly Do pin fire cartridges go off of their own accord''Don't know Take the revolver if you are afraid and let me carry them''I'm not afraid' Maisie strode forward swiftly a hand in her pocket and her chin in the air Dick followed with a small pin fire revolverAnd to do with the cartridges'I know it has gone out to the Marazion Bell buoy' said Dick with a chuckle 'Fire low and to the left; then perhaps you'll get it Oh look at Amomma—he's eating the cartridges'Maisie turned the revolver in her hand just in time to see Amomma scampering away from the pebbles Dick threw after him Nothing is sacred to a billy goat Being well fed and the adored of his mistress Amomma had naturally swallowed two loaded pin fire cartridges Maisie hurried up to assure herself that Dick had not miscounted the tale'Yes he's eaten two''Horrid little beast Then they'll joggle about inside him and blow up and serve him right Oh Dick have I killed you'Silly goat 21 AUG 2014 this book left me with uestions than satisfaction Were Maisie and the red haired girl in a lesbian relationship Might Turpenhow and Dick have engaged in a homosexual relationship Does the light that failed refer to both Dick's lost sight and the loss of love for Maisie No soldier would have endangered his fellow soldiers to have returned sightless to the battlefield his fellow soldiers' focus would be with him and not on the focus of war and staying alive Parts felt so real and others implausible But in the end I enjoyed The Light That Failed

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The Light That FailedThis work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. I assumed I wouldn't like this just another boring over written 19th century novel It was in a faded red cloth bound one volume collection of Kipling's works published by Black's Readers Service in 1928 The book was on a shelf next to the cot in the room I was staying at I had nothing else to read and I had time with nothing to do so I began reading and before I knew it I was utterly drawn into the story the world and the life it depicted It was not boring and certainly not over writtenIn fact the writing was direct and vivid Setting a scene A thin grey fog hung over the city and the streets were very cold for summer was in EnglandPortraying a character's mood and attitude I have my own matches and sulfur and I'll make my own hell Describing a picture Your paintings smell of tobacco and blood Can't you do anything except soldiersDepicting the smoke from black powder cartridge firing rifles during a skirmish Gradually the scattered white cloudlets drew out into long lines of banked white that hung heavily in the stillness of the dawn before they turned over wave like and glided into the valleysGeorge Orwell once called Kipling a good second rate author I beg to differ He is certainly good but there is nothing second rate about himOne thing I like about reading novels from past centuries is how they sometimes reveal in casual unintended ways what it was like to be alive then In one scene in Light for example Kipling is describing the emotional disorientation of the protagonist as he copes with going blind and he writes there are noises under the sea and sounds overhead in a clear sky That is effective description but it made me think that it was effective in 1890 than today today we hear sounds in a clear sky all the time; in fact sometimes the clear sky can be intolerably noisy And we know if we haven't heard ourselves that the sea is full of noisy marine life not to mention the throb of ship propellersBut in Kipling's time the only sound to come from the sky was thunder ships sailed the sea under canvass silently and what was below was unknownGood story well written thought provoking grim and sad