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The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore PrefaceThe VictoryThe Hungry Stones My kinsman and myself were returning to Calcutta from our Puja trip when we met the man in a train. From his dress and bearing …

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore III Once upon a time the Babus of Nayanjore were famous landholders. They were noted for their princely extravagance. They would tear off the rough border of their D…

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore IVV It is hard to say how Kadambini reached Ranihat. At first she showed herself to no one, but spent the whole day in a ruined temple, starving. When the untimely a…

Carry Fire in one Hand and Water in the other

(To). To say one thing and mean another; to flatter, to deceive; to lull suspicion in order the better to work mischief. “Altera manu fert aquam, altera ignem. Altera manu fert lapide…

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore III Raicharan was twelve years old when he came as a servant to his master's house. He belonged to the same caste as his master, and was given his master's little s…

Walt Whitman: The Centenarian's Story

The Centenarian's Story [Volunteer of 1861-2, at Washington Park, Brooklyn, assisting the Centenarian.] Give me your hand old Revolutionary, The hill-top is nigh, but a few steps, (ma…

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore VIVII And, though the tide was full, there was a pause as though the rising waters would not break into foam but remain suspended for ever. There were no outspoken …

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore IIIIII Every one knows that, even when there is no sign, life is often secretly present, and may begin again in an apparently dead body. Kadambini was not dead; only…

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore The VictoryThe Home-ComingOnce There Was a King "Once upon a time there was a king." When we were children there was no need to know who the king in the fairy sto…

The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore III When I sit down and try to analyse the thoughts and feelings that I had towards Kailas Babu I see that there was a still deeper reason for my dislike. I will now…