Title: The Man Who Would Be King.
Author: Rudyard Kipling.
Genre: Literature, fiction, adventure, novella.
Publication Date: 1888.
Summary: A story about two British adventurers in British India, who, believed gods, become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan, and the tragic consequences thereof.
My rating: 8/10
♥ The Law, as quoted, lays down a fair conduct of life, and one not easy to follow. I have been fellow to a beggar again and again under circumstances which prevented either of us finding out whether the other was worthy. I have still to be brother to a Prince, though I once came near to a kinship with what might have been a veritable King, and was promised the reversion of a Kingdom - army, law-courts, revenue, and policy all complete. But, to-day, I greatly fear that my King is dead, and if I want a crown I must go hunt it for myself.
♥ “One of the men opens a black hair bag, and I slips the crown on. It was too small and too heavy, but I wore it for the glory.”