Ben Richards, an impoverished resident of the fictional Co-Op City, is unable to find work, having been blacklisted from his trade. His gravely ill daughter Cathy needs medicine, and his wife Sheila has resorted to prostitution to bring in money for the family.
Plot summary[ edit ] The narrator of the story is an Indian journalist in 19th century India—Kipling himself, in all but name. Whilst on a tour of some Indian native states he meets two scruffy adventurers, Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan.
Softened by their stories, he agrees to help them in a minor errand, but later he regrets this and informs the authorities about them—preventing them from blackmailing a minor rajah.
A few months later the pair appear at his newspaper office in Lahore.
They tell him of a plan they have hatched. They declare that after years of trying their hands at all manner of things, they have decided that "India is not big enough for them". They plan to go to Kafiristan and set themselves up as kings.
Dravot will pass as a native and, armed with twenty Martini-Henry rifles, they plan to find a king or chief to help him defeat enemies. Once that is done, they will take over for themselves. They ask the narrator for the use of books, encyclopedias and maps of the area—as a favour, because they are fellow Freemasonsand because he spoiled their blackmail scheme.
They also show him a contract they have drawn up between themselves which swears loyalty between the pair and total abstinence from women and alcohol. Khyber Pass caravan c. He is a broken man, a crippled beggar clad in rags and he tells an amazing story.
Dravot and Carnehan succeeded in becoming kings: They show a whiter complexion than others of the area "so hairy and white and fair it was just shaking hands with old friends" implying their ancient lineage to Alexander himself.
A Kalash festival Their schemes were dashed, however, when Dravot against the advice of Carnehan decided to marry a Kafir girl. Kingship going to his head, he decided he needed a Queen and then royal children.
Terrified at marrying a god, the girl bit Dravot when he tried to kiss her during the wedding ceremony. Seeing him bleed, the priests cried that he was "Neither God nor Devil but a man! A few of his men remained loyal, but the army defected and the two kings were captured.
Dravot, wearing his crown, stood on a rope bridge over a gorge while the Kafirs cut the ropes, and he fell to his death. Carnehan was crucified between two pine trees.
When he survived this torture for a whole day, the Kafirs considered it a miracle and let him go.
He begged his way back to India. Carnehan leaves carrying the head. The next day the narrator sees him crawling along the road in the noon sun, with his hat off and gone mad. The narrator sends him to the local asylum. When he inquires two days later, he learns that Carnehan has died of sunstroke.
No belongings were found with him.
The disappearance of Kafiristan was so complete that a New York Times article referred to it as "the mythical, remote kingdom at the center of the Kipling story.The Running Man is a science fiction novel by American writer Stephen King, first published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in as a paperback original.
It was collected in in the omnibus The Bachman Books. 1, Responses to “How to write a book – the short honest truth”. SARA K December 16, at am. Permalink. Great and Motivating article!! I am writing a book for the first time and I really want to feature you!!
Reply. The Writing of a Book To Reflect The Story of a Man [Everlean Merritt-Williams] on timberdesignmag.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
An insight into 50 years of servanthood.
The Running Man is a science fiction novel by American writer Stephen King, first published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in as a paperback original. It was collected in in the omnibus The Bachman Books. Writing the book. According to King's memoir On Writing. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. 1, Responses to “How to write a book – the short honest truth”. SARA K December 16, at am. Permalink. Great and Motivating article!! I am writing a book for the first time and I really want to feature you!! Reply.
This story will highlight the importance of serving and God's reward. Serving will enable you to grow in Christian Maturity. It will enhance your knowledgeReviews: 5. Download 7, Man Writing Book Stock Photos for FREE or amazingly low rates!
New users enjoy 60% OFF. 84,, stock photos online. Dec 03, · An year-old Oak Brook man is writing a book about the year-old former pilot whose quick thinking likely saved lives on a flight.
Plan your e-book before you start writing. This means having a clear outline that has, at the very least, a title for each chapter. Yes, that might seem a bit boring, but it .